Farmer Tom Konz from Minnesota does something incredibly unique every summer when the town has a parade, he fills his combine with candy and makes it rain on the kids.
“They don’t know what to expect,” Tom laughs, “and all of a sudden candy comes out. They just go nuts.”
Tom says when he first got his 1967 John Deere combine he wasn’t planning to turn it into a candy dispenser, it kind of just happened. Nor does he remember why or when he first got the idea to transform the antique farm equipment but he’s glad he took action to turn that thought into a reality.
Now when it’s parade time he rides up and down the road, while hordes of smiling children stand on the side of the street with arms out and bags open ready to catch as much candy they can get their hands on.
“I think I’m smiling more than the kids,” Tom laughs, as he pulls the lever and showers the kids with tootsie rolls, candy corn and lollipops.
Tom goes to multiple parades each year and says he’d go to more if it wasn’t so expensive. He spends about $130 to get his bucket full of candy. He even puts cameras on the combine to capture the reactions of the kids and parents.
The only thing that would make this cooler is if he did it during Halloween!