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Fair preparations underway


September 6, 2018

Tom Simpson and Jim Woomack

Tom Simpson of St. John and Jim Woomack of Farmington work on the Pomona grain mosaic in the Display Building at the fair Monday.

Grangers and others worked on five grain mosaics in the Display Building at the Palouse Empire Fairground over the weekend. Ewartsville-Whelan and Pine Grove granges worked on their entries and will compete for championship and reserve ribbons in the senior class.

Colfax FFA and Junior Grangers will compete with entries in the junior division.

A Pomona grain mosaic will also be on display at the fair with members from other granges working on that project.

Grange grain mosaic displays around the state are becoming a lost art.

Pomona Master Jim Lyle Monday said he believes the largest fi...

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