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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Slippery Gulch takes over Tekoa

Thousands fill downtown to celebrate


Roger Harnack | The Gazette

Queen Kendall Goff, left, and Princess Brigitte Petersen represent the Spokane Valley ValleyFest festival from their community float.

TEKOA – Thousands of residents crowded into the city Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, for the annual Slippery Gulch festival.

The event featured a Tekoa Chamber of Commerce breakfast, a softball tournament, bicycle rodeo, a fishing derby, photography and free throw contests, the Kiddie Parade and a fun run.

But the highlights were the Slippery Gulch Grand Parade, fireworks over the softball complex and the highly competitive egg toss downtown.

Dozens of entries were in this year's parade.

The parade was led by the American Legion Honor Guard from Plummer and Grand Marshals Eric and Co...

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