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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Threshing Bee slated for Sunday

Antique tractors, draft horses and more to appear


August 31, 2023

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

Wheat is loaded onto the derrick during the 2022 Threshing Bee.

COLFAX - Palouse Empire Threshing Association members are returning for their annual Threshing Bee on Sunday, Sept. 3, using vintage machinery to harvest this year's spring wheat.

Threshing Association Vice President Mike Schwartz said they will start hitching horses around 9 a.m. and begin threshing at approximately 10 a.m.

Schwartz said there'd be a break at noon with a no-host barbecue lunch featuring Pulled Pork sandwiches, coleslaw, and watermelon, "you're standard lunch," he said.

Everyone is welcome to purchase lunch.

After lunch, Schwartz said they would start up again, adding t...

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