Archive for Tuesday, September 11, 2012

McLouth Threshing Bee marking 55th anniversary

September 11, 2012

The McLouth Threshing Bee will be celebrating 55 years when the annual event starts Friday.

All events will be at the Threshing Bee Grounds, 911 Home St. in McLouth.

A tractor ride will start at 9 a.m. and make its way toward Winchester before looping back to McLouth through Oskaloosa. Check-in for the ride is 8 a.m.

On Saturday, the annual parade of power starts at 11 a.m. and an antique and classic tractor pull will begin at noon. A youth tractor pull starts at 5 p.m. for children ages 3-12, and the band Urban Boundary will perform later that night.

A garden tractor pull will start at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Daily activities are steam threshing at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the running of a saw mill and the second annual Rust Reunion Antique Car and Truck Show. A flea market also will be offered each day and the McLouth Kiwanis Club will serve breakfast 7-10 a.m. each day.

Admission to this year’s bee is free. The first McLouth Threshing Bee took place in 1957.

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