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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax to celebrate 150 years of history

Festivities planned throughout the city this weekend


Teresa Simpson | The Gazette Downtown is gussied up for the Colfax 150th Celebration. Pictured, Deb Allen (on the ladder) hangs colored squares as Gabriella Ball holds the ladder. In the back, Christina Thompson hangs squares as Darlene Lee stands on the right. The small squares were designed by Fung Eng (not pictured); the large ones were designed by Ball.

COLFAX - The much-anticipated Colfax 150th Celebration kicks off Saturday, July 23, with a dedication in Eells Park.

Volunteers are already decorating the community in preparation for the event.

Downtown, the "Yarn Bomb" exploded with volunteers wrapping colorful crocheted squares around trees and posts in advance of the weekend festivities.

Colored crocheted and knitted pieces also hang from facets of downtown businesses.

Other volunteers have organized a number of activities that begin with the rededication ceremony of the newly renovated Lippet Fountain.

The rededication begins at 9:30...

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