Ontonagon Labor Day festival, parade draws thousands


September 7, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

MEMBERS OF the Norwich Country Club ham it up during Sunday's Labor Day parade in Ontonagon. The entry asking to "Support Your Local Pollinators" included a "Norwich Nectar Sector" and was boosted by multiple walking or "flying" bees, a queen bee, a couple of beekeepers and a bear, all of whom enjoyed dancing down the street. It won first place in the open division.


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ONTONAGON - The 67th annual Labor Day celebration took place this past weekend with three days of activities starting on Friday with a community picnic and ending on Sunday with a parade, a concert by Marty's Goldenaires and a communityfest that stretched into the evening.

Temperatures in the 90s helped to heat up the fun.

"When you have a town of 1,300 to 1,400, and 3,000 people show up, that's saying something," said Bill Burrows, a member of the Norwich Country Club, which took first place in the open division for its lively float titled "Support...

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