The Arc Plane Pull brings in more teams than ever

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - How many people does it take to pull a 147,000 pound airplane? Thirty one teams of 20 people gave it a try on October 27, 2012 at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

They did this during the Arc's 5th annual Plane Pull to raise money for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This year there were more teams than ever, which means more money for a great cause.

"This is a public awareness event, but also to raise funds for two of our programs, our children's services programs and our inclusive recreation programs," said Barry Meyer with The Arc Baton Rouge. "Those are the two most under funded programs that we have and they really need the help."

Teams had to pull a big FedEx plane 12 feet. The trophy for the fastest pull went to Turner Industries Team 11. The slowest pull trophy went to Sunrise Rotary, and the most enthusiastic team was Gulf Coast Office Products.

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