A tradition that began on Father's Day in 1978 is back.
The Grand Island Lawn Mower Race, an annual event which resurfaced last year, happens this afternoon on West River Road.
1:30 p.m.: Proceeds from this year's event will again be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on Grand Island, which took place June 4.
Last year, the event raised about $2,000 for the relay, said Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, chairwoman of the relay.
This year, participation in the lawn mower races seems to have doubled, so organizers expect an even bigger donation, Dunbar-Daluisio said.
The Grand Island Lawn Mower Race returned last year after a 20-year hiatus. This year's event starts at noon on West River Road. (Britney McIntosh / Buffalo News file photo)
10:55 a.m.: This year, the starting line is in front of 3957 West River Road. There are five race classes and the first race starts at noon.
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