Lac Ste. Anne Bulletin September 9, 2019

THE BULLETIN Vol 24 Issue 36 Monday, September 9, 2019 2013 Onoway & District Chamber of Commerce Business Of The Year Onoway’s Threshing Bee is Coming to Town! After more than a decade of threshing bees held on farms around Onoway, this year it will be held on the grounds o f the Onoway Museum/Heritage Centre. Satur- day, September 21st is the day that bundles will be hauled in from a nearby field and the straw will be flying just north of the Museum. The Onoway and District Historical Guild is bringing history back to life with the threshing bee but the concept has been broadened to make this day a Fall Harvest Fes- tival. Admis- sion is by donation at the gate. Many of the activities that have been part of the annual threshing bee will still be there: horse-drawn wagon rides, blacksmith display, rope- making, spinning, sauerkraut making demo, ac- tivities for kids and, of course, home-made pies. Connie Lefebvre will be back with her music. Once again, owners of antique cars, trucks and tractors are in- vited to come along and show off their vehicles. Some new events have been added to the mix. The “Off Beat Vegetable Show” promises to be a winner. People are invited to bring their most unique vegetable – this might be something huge, something with a crazy color or unusual shape. Potatoes, carrots, zucchini, pumpkins, gourds and beets are the vegetables to be judged. Size and uniqueness will be the main crite- ria. All ages may participate and there’s no entry fee! The action starts at 11:00 but spectators should definitely plan to be on site around 1:00 p.m. when Eden North Skydivers will be dropping by for a visit. Then check out the market and craft sale which will be held in the Heritage Centre. The threshing bee tradition of having lunch out on the field will again be part of the in-town threshing bee. Hamburgers, hot dogs and, of course, home-made pies will be available while enjoy- ing Connie Lefebvre and company’s music. Rain or shine, the Fall Harvest Festival will take place in the Onoway Museum/Heritage Centre and grounds. Bring family and friends to share our fall bounty – and fun!