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Ontonagon Labor Day Parade welcomes SynSel

 

September 4, 2018

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

The Stein Club engine and train welcoming SynSel to Ontonagon took second place in the Ontonagon Labor Day Parade Sunday. Passengers boarded and left the train along the route. The entry also added to the back that "Labor Builds Tracks" and expressed hopes that the rail would soon return to the area.

By JAN TUCKER

jantuck@jamadots.com

ONTONAGON - The rains stopped in time Sunday for the 62nd annual Labor Day Festival parade in Ontonagon. The parade was a salute to SynSel Energy, which has announced it is building a bio-fuel plant in Ontonagon. The parade marshal was Tim Tawoda, the CEO of the company.

Several of the large, home-built floats welcomed the company as well as celebrated the 175th birthday of the village of Ontonagon.

The reputation of the community for its float building wowed the large crowd with more entries than in any past parade. The judges had a tough time deciding th...



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