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Floats compete in celebratory Labor Fest Parade


Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

FOR THE first time, the Ontonagon Area Band and the Ewen-Trout Creek Band joined together marching down River Street during the Labor Day Festival Parade Sunday. OAHS Director Ben Mayer and E-TC Director Brad Besonen led the group. The combined bands will also be playing for the Ontonagon-E-TC football games this fall.


ONTONAGON - Warm weather brought out huge crowds for the Ontonagon Labor Festival Parade Sunday.

The largest number of floats to compete in many years vied for top prizes in three divisions. Margo Anderson, head of the parade committee, said that only one and two points separated four of the floats from each other. Top float by one point was the Stein Club "Moonshine" entry. A large still full of moonshine loomed over the "revenoors" in their log cabin while police cars chased the moonshiners out side.

Second place was won by the Norwich Country Club, Scoo...

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