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Photos by JULIE MANCINI & GAVIN KEOGH
During the mid-day antique tractor parade all around the venue, Josh Hilger rode around with his girlfriend, Ashley Williams in a John Deere tractor. After the parade, Hilger pulled his tractor up in front of where the Still House Shakers were playing, and proceeded to dance with Williams for a few minutes before getting down on one knee and proposing to her in front of all their friends and family. She said yes!
READY TO HITCH

For 30 minutes Saturday, everything was a blur for Josh Hilger, his nerves churning a million miles a second.

His memory cannot recall every detail, except the most important one. She said, “Yes!”

During the past month, Hilger had plotted out his plan of action. He was going to ask Ashley Williams, his girlfriend of almost three years, for her hand in marriage at the second annual Dunnellon Farm Days Antique Tractor Show on Saturday at the Withlacoochee Bluegrass festival grounds.