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Slippery Gulch returns to Tekoa for 93rd year

Despite fishing derby cancellation, activites will abound


TEKOA — It’s Slippery Gulch time.

The town festival is set for Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18.

The festival is a little different this year, as high way prompted the postponement of the annual Hangman Creek fishing derby.

“I expect the water levels to go down in the next few days if it doesn’t continue to rain,” said Mary Marsh, Slippery Gulch committee member and treasurer. “It’s Tekoa’s celebration day. This is our 93rd annual event,”

When the derby is rescheduled, it’s open to children younger than 12, she said.

But the lack of a derby isn’t expected to slow t...

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