YORKTON - The Yorkton Threshermen’s Show and Seniors Festival will be returning after two years’ hiatus due to COVID-19.
The two-day event returns on the long weekend in August 2023 at the Western Development Museum in Yorkton.
Along with the familiar story of harvest there will be new rides and entertainment for young children and of course those attending can still enjoy a fresh slice of bread from Grandma’s Clay Oven.
The event is organized by the local Threshermen’s Club which began in 1955, when a volunteer group of men and women formed a club known as The Pioneer Threshermen’s Club. This club displayed and demonstrated heritage equipment at a vacant hangar at the now Yorkton Airport.
In 1979, this diligent group of volunteers formed the Yorkton Threshermen’s Club Incorporated and continued demonstrating and displaying heritage equipment at Yorkton WDM.
They are a non-profit organization and welcome new members, young and old, to join, as they have a wide variety of activities to suit all ages.
At a meeting Saturday a new executive was elected for 2023-2024 including Harvey Drotar, President; Sandra Leitch, Treasurer; Harvey Penner, Vice-President; Matthew Weber, Secretary.
Newly elected directors for a one-year term were Kyle Finks, Matt Montain, Milton Wurts, and Brian Grunerud.
Two-year term directors are; Louis Lahosky, Bryce Jacobs, Greig Pearce, and Lutz Foerster.