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By Steve Salins

Over $10,000 raised for fairgrounds at Wampum


Last updated 5/2/2019 at 10:58am

Journal photo by Steve Salins

Wampum-goers load up on delicious food catered by Rollin' Coals BBQ before the live auction on April 27. The live auction raised almost $9,000.

In a quiet evening on the Fairgrounds, after a very windy Ritzville day which included the major Undeberg Track Meet at Jimmie Snider Field, some 80 to 100 folks parked on the grass, crossed the bridge, passed by five large BBQ grills and turned the corner to enter the Knuth Building for the annual Wampum fundraising dinner and auction for the Wheat Land Communities' Fair.

As the inside of the renovated building filled, so did the hum of locals greeting each other, taking in the tables of auction items (both silent and live) and commenting on the ambient temperature, which is now under cont...

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