Colfax marks 150 years with weekend celebration

The town of Colfax celebrates 150 years of history, farming and community this weekend with a variety of events.

A citywide party on Main and Spring streets and Schmuck Park, 1301 N. Morton St., runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, with a street market, cornhole tournament, Kid Zone, food and music.

A kids’ parade is at 11 a.m. Saturday, with lineup at 10:30 in the Colfax Monument parking lot, 106 S. Mill St. Children 5 and younger must have an adult walking with them.

A beer garden and food at the Colfax Eagles, 217 N. Main St., runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with food for both adults and children. Only those 21 and older are permitted in the beer garden area.

An exhibit of historic photography and images from area photographer Tom Mohr is on display at the Libey Gallery, 102 S. Main St., open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Photos from the Whitman Heritage digital collection, archived by Whitman County Library, are paired with related contemporary images taken by Mohr.

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