The Heart of America Steam Engine & Model Association will celebrate its 50th year of the McLouth Threshing Bee on Aug. 3, 4 and 5.
All three days of the bee there will be a demonstration of steam threshing at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the "Parade of Power" at 1:30 p.m. There will be a flea market, and activities for the kids.
At 7 p.m. Friday, there will be an antique and classic tractor pull. A patio dance with a live band runs from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Saturday, the fun includes a drive-in car show, kids' (ages 3-12) pedal tractor pull at 10 a.m., and a garden tractor pull at 11 a.m. Saturday evening events feature Flint Hills truck pulling and an outlaw hotrod/mini-rod tractor pull at 7 p.m. The day's activities end with patio dance with a live band from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Sunday morning church services are at 9 a.m. The ATV pull starts at 1 p.m. with the outlaw truck and tractor pull starting at 7 p.m.
"Friends of McLouth Library" will be working at the Threshing Bee to raise funds. The group will have two inflatable rides -- a water slide and a regular slide -- available all weekend. Group members also will sponsor their first "Horseshoe Tournament" fundraiser on Saturday. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; games start at 10 a.m.
If you would like to help with any of these events, it would be greatly appreciated. You may contact Angie Cammack (913) 796-0106 to pre-register or to volunteer.
- McLouth Kiwanis will serve breakfast at the school cafeteria during "Threshing Bee weekend" from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5.
- American Legion Auxiliary No. 393 will not have its annual Pancake Breakfast during the Threshing Bee this year.
-- Submit McLouth community information, announce-ments and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 796-6935.