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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Foundation cancels dinner, encourages local giving effort


December 10, 2020

COLFAX — For the first time since it began in 1998, the Palouse Empire Fair Foundation’s Dinner and Auction has been canceled.

But the foundation is still encouraging charitable giving for others who have been negatively impacted by the events of the year.

“If you have funds on hand that you intended to spend at our annual fundraiser, we encourage you to find a place in our great community that your gift can do some good,” dinner coordinator Toni Jorgensen said in a letter to businesses.

In recent years, the event brought in $42,000-$45,000, which the foundation put toward special...

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