New agreement allows Threshers Reunion to continue

BLYTH – A partnership that sees thousands of visitors flock to Blyth for the annual Huron Pioneer Threshers Reunion will continue for at least another five years.

The Township of North Huron and the Huron Pioneer Thresher and Hobby Association (HPTHA) signed a five-year agreement to maintain the Blyth Campground, which will all a 51-year tradition of festivities in September to continue.

“There are 800 RVs that come to the campground for the event and many of them shop downtown Blyth,” said Tom Dickson, who is president of the HPTHA. The week following Labour Day, a show celebrates heritage with steam engines, antique tractors and cars, working displays, steam shovel as well as horses and equipment. People gather for music, step-dancing and fiddle competitions as well as dances on Friday and Saturday nights.

Local churches and service clubs raise funds by selling food, parking cars, providing security and other tasks.

The partnership agreement was passed at the Dec. 17 meeting of North Huron Council.

“Municipalities rely on community partnerships to thrive and grow.  Without volunteers, such as the Threshers, we could not boast the tremendous services and events Blyth and North Huron have to offer.  This show has been around longer than most of us can remember, and we will support their efforts for years to come,” said Neil Vincent, who is reeve of North Huron.

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