Black and White Days full of traditions hard to find today


Richmond City is celebrating its 98th annual Black and White Days event starting Tuesday and City Councilmember Jeffrey Young said he hopes a lot of people will visit his city from now through Saturday and participate in some of the activities.

Young was a guest on <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People program Monday</a> and said this is the longest-running Holstein show west of the Mississippi and people will be coming from all over the Western United States for the event.

Young said the most popular part of Black and White Days is the horse pulling match on Saturday.

“That’s where the majority of the people come. It seems the longer away we get from old traditions the harder it is to find those traditions,” Young said. “The horse pull is one of those. A lot of communities don’t have stuff like that anymore.

“We’re reaching generations that have never seen horses pull the kind of weight that they do. It’s really quite an event.”

Young said there are family activities all day Saturday including a parade at 5 p.m. For a complete schedule of events in Richmond, <a href=”” target=”_blank”>click here</a>.

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