Archive for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

McLouth Happenings

September 13, 2011

American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 393 of McLouth is no longer an active organization. Please mail your Auxiliary membership payments to the state office:

American Legion Auxiliary; Dept. HQ; 1314-B SW Topeka Boulevard; Topeka, KS 66612.

• Susan Dunnaway, photographer, will be the featured artist at Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa. Show times at the John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home and Museum will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Her work tells the story of rural Kansas through seasonal landscapes, winding roads, aging (but ageless) barns and forgotten buildings.

• Enjoy the parade and be aware of slow-moving traffic Friday around McLouth and Oskaloosa. The Antique and Classic Tractor Ride and Parade (to benefit both the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship Fund) will depart the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds at 9 a.m. and travel Kansas Highway 16 east to Leavenworth County State Lake, returning to McLouth at approximately 11 a.m. Tractors will parade down Union Street to Lovers Lane, go through Braksick Park and leave McLouth on Westview Road at 11:08 a.m., continuing on Highway 16 to Oskaloosa, arriving at Old Jefferson Town at 11:45 a.m. for lunch. Tractors will depart at 1 p.m. and parade around “The Square” in Oskaloosa, then continue back on Highway 16 to McLouth, returning to Threshing Bee Grounds at 1:47 p.m., then parade in front of the announcer’s stand at the Threshing Bee.

• McLouth's Threshing Bee takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This from the threshing bee’s website, mclouththreshingbee.com:

Back in the 1950s, a local man, Slim Watson, had the idea to invite people out to his home, serve them some food and give a little demonstration on how his farm equipment worked. It was a really big hit, and it has continued since that time and, with the help of many, the tradition is continued today. The McLouth Threshing Bee helps to keep alive the art of planting, harvesting, threshing and storing of grain forage crops, along with the domestic arts and the tools, implements, instruments and machinery showing the culture of pioneer days. The educational and historical exhibits and displays are illustrated through reenactments with the working machinery.

Minneapolis Moline is the feature tractor of the 2011 Threshing Bee.

These events will be taking place all three days:

• McLouth Kiwanis Club will be serving Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m.

• Steam threshing at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Saw mill will be running throughout the day.

• Rust Reunion Antique Car and Truck Show.

• Flea market and children's activities

Friday will include the Antique and Classic Tractor Ride in the morning. A live band and patio dance starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday will be a full day with the Annual Parade of Power starting at 11 a.m., Antique and Classic Tractor Pull at noon, Kid's Pedal Tractor Pull (ages 3-12) at 5 p.m. and a live band concert and dance at 8 p.m.

Sunday, the Garden Tractor Pull begins at 1 p.m.

• The McLouth United Methodist Church is playing host to an open house Sunday. The doors are open for anyone who would like to join for the 8:30 a.m. informal worship service or the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Christian education classes, offered for all ages, begin at 9:45 a.m. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 400 S. Summit in McLouth (across the street from the high school). Visit mclouthumc.org for more information about the church.

• The McLouth Public Library will be having adult craft classes on Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 21. Space is limited. Please call (913) 796-2225 to register.

• McLouth Friendship Club’s covered dish luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Community Center. All adults over 50 are welcome. Please bring food to share, and your table service.

— Please submit McLouth community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: mclouthhappenings@embarqmail.com or (913) 796-6935.

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