Rose City Threshing looks for volunteersDo you know what a steam traction engine is? Do you know what a threshing machine is? How about a thresherman’s breakfast?
Do you know what a steam traction engine is? Do you know what a threshing machine is? How about a thresherman’s breakfast?
When is the last time you watched a blacksmith work in his shop or watched a printing press print a newspaper?
If any of the above pique your interest, check out Rose City Threshing at www.rosecitythreshing.org.
It’s a non-profit organization with a mission of keeping alive the ways of our farming forefathers by continuing to educate the upcoming generations on the ways of old.
The organization consists of approximately 100 members.
Its monthly meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.
Meetings are currently held at the show grounds located two miles west of Rose City.
The group also has work days on Tuesdays when they are at the show grounds doing various projects to maintain the property – everything from painting to repairing of buildings, to mowing, planting flowers and a special project this year, restoring the interior of the farm house located on the show grounds.
The organization is always looking for volunteers to help with these projects.
Annual dues are $15 per member.
Members also participate in other various events throughout the year to raise funds for the continued success of the Rose City Threshing Festival.
It has sponsored a spaghetti dinner/silent auction and a meatball supper. It also participates in the Miltona Days bake sale and advertises the show in parades throughout the area.
The Rose City Threshing and Heritage Festival show takes place on the second full weekend in August. It features three days of tractors, steam engines, tractor pulls, parades, ATV pulls, music, kids’ games, food and more.
For more complete times, schedules and contact information, visit the website www.rosecitythreshing.org or call Kathy at (218) 943-2025 or Julie at (320) 762-2706.