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Harvest bee will start fair action


August 29, 2019

Members of the Palouse Empire Threshing Association have been tuning up their vintage equipment and recruiting teamsters for their annual Labor Day threshing bee across from the fairground.

Mike Schwartz, vice president of the group, estimates between 20 and 25 head of draft horses and mules will participate in the event.

The teams are expected to be in the field at about 10 a.m. to start the work. They will be hitched up in the lean-to area on the north side of the fair’s arena barn.

Schwartz said all the vintage equipment should be in action to recreate the harvest mode in the days of...

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