World Record Set At Antique Threshing Bee in Langenburg

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It’s a new world record—41 antique threshing machines operated at the same time at the August 24 Olde Tyme Harvest in Langenburg, Sask.

A crowd of over 5,000 people came to the eastern Saskatchewan community to watch the old record be broken, and to raise funds for Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

The previous record was established in 2008 in Rock River, Wisconsin, when 29 antique threshing machines operated together. 

A total of $41,500 was raised at the event for the Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. A further $25,000 will be donated from the sale of 80 acres of canola.

“We were very pleased by the whole day,” says Warren Kaeding, a member of the Olde Tyme Harvest planning committee, noting that 42 threshing machines came to the event, but one broke down and couldn’t participate.

While happy to see a new world record set, Kaeding says that “we are also extremely grateful to have raised so much to help people who don’t have enough to eat in the developing world.”

The event was made possible through the efforts of over 400 volunteers, together with the support from 118 corporate, community, church and individual sponsors.

Funds raised at the Olde Tyme Harvest will be used by the Foodgrains Bank in its food assistance programs in the developing world.

The event was made possible through the efforts of over 300 volunteers, together with the support from 118 corporate, community, church and individual sponsors. For a list of sponsors, click here

Funds raised at the Olde Tyme Harvest will be used by the Foodgrains Bank in its food assistance programs in the developing world.