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New year welcomed with torchlight parade, fireworks


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WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks display on Thursday at Blackjack Mountain ski resort attracted hundreds of vacationing skiers and area residents to welcome 2021 or perhaps just to put 2020 behind them.

Pete and Jackie Cannon, of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, said they are annual visitors to the area resorts and come to Indianhead often.

“It’s the snow and this is a good time of year to come between Christmas and New Year’s,” Jackie Cannon said.

The couple watched the torchlight parade and fireworks from the...