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By Reid Thompson
Whitman County Gazette 

Oakesdale's Old Mill Days draws crowd

Revived celebration brings hundreds out for cars, parade


Reid Thompson | The Gazette

Classic cars dominated the Old Mill Days celebration and parade, accompanied by a number fire and other apparatuses.

OAKESDALE - Leading up to Old Mill Days, Mayor Dennis Palmer could be seen sweeping the streets in preparation for the return of the community festival two years in the making.

After cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to pandemic mandates, this year's Old Mill Days was met with clear skies, live entertainment and enough parade candy to go around.

"It gave a chance for people to get out and visit when after COVID a lot people were anxious to," Palmer said.

Kicking off the weekend's events was an evening of bingo at the McCoy Valley Museum on July 15, which saw full attendance according to H...

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