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A Labor Day celebration

September 3, 2012
By Garrett Neese ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

ONTONAGON - Residents were again enjoying the festivities in the middle of the five-day Ontonagon Labor Day Festival this weekend.

Events on Saturday and Sunday included the Labor Day Festival parade on Sunday, the second annual Auction Block Appraisal and the LaborFest Auto Show.

Throughout Saturday, people strolled along River Street for the Maxwell Street Day event. People shopped for deals on jewelry and clothes while others took turns testing their arm at the dunk tank.

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Kaitlynn Laingren, left, and Kinsey Picotte, both 11 and from Ontonagon, look at jewelry during Ontonagon’s Labor Day Festival Saturday. The festival ends today with the Kiddie Parade at 1 p.m., followed by kids’ games.

Brielynn Pollard, a high school senior from Ontonagon, was getting an ice cream cone.

"There's a lot of people and a lot of fun things to do," she said. "There's not much that goes on in this town, and this is a weekend you can hang out with your friends and do a whole bunch of stuff."

Dan Jamison of Houghton came down both for the car show and to support local businesses.

"I enjoyed it," he said.

The cars were also a motivation for Dave Corey of Mass City, who comes to the festival every year.

"It's great - a lot of people we don't see other times of the year," he said.

The festival continues today with the Hank Thompson Memorial Kiddies Parade on River Street at 1 p.m., followed by kids' games sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.



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