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Noxon neighbors celebrate holiday

 

Jay Simons

It was July 4th with all the trappings of a big parade, and people dressed in their reds, whites and blues. Everyone waving their American flags. The aroma of hot dogs, hamburgers and frying curly potatoes.

Jay Simons

It was the holiday all right, but it was more like a homecoming. Multiple generations of families came from across the states to join with those they had not seen for ages. You could see it and feel the love all around. White and grey-haired grandparents hugged and kissed their children and grandchildren and newly born great-grandchildren.

Sherry Sutherland, who grew up and graduated from Noxon School, welcomed her son Nick, who traveled from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, on a train for two days with his girlfriend, Jordyn Maas, to spend a week in Noxon swimming in Triangle Pond and hiking the mountains.

Noxon's 4th heralded the end of the celebration with great fireworks. The weather was perfect, and the camaraderie was shared among everyone; including neighbors from Paradise to Heron.

 

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