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Letter: Thanks for a great July 4

To the editor:

Gene and I would like to thank the Fourth of July Committee for choosing us to be the grand marshals for this year's parade. We had a great time waving to everyone and it was a very large crowd.

The people in charge of lining up the parade entries were really on top of things. We really appreciated being placed with the Cloquet Community Band right behind us. We got to hear the band play without us and we got to wave at the people. Plus, we enjoyed having the music right behind us. And no rain was nice, too.

We would also like to thank Byron Backus for furnishing his convertible and being the driver.

And we want to thank the Pine Journal for the very nice article about Gene and me and the pictures of us and the band.

All of this has really been appreciated by both of us. What a day!


Gene and Carol Risdon (plus Sweetie Pie)

2018 Cloquet July Fourth grand marshals