Aurora did fine job celebrating its centennial

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From the Howard Lindstrom family, Aurora, Wis.:

What an awesome centennial celebration in Aurora to mark 1917 to 2017.

To all of you who worked so hard in planning, preparing and getting everything done so very well, we say thank you.

The attendance Friday was super. Friends met old friends whom they hadn’t seen for years. Also, our own families getting together for such a great afternoon and evening. What a great day — everything was so perfect.

Then on Saturday, that “Super Great” parade. Haven’t been to a parade that was so well put together as our Aurora parade.

To all who participated — thank you. It was great. Thanks also to all the children who were a big part, and to our special older citizens who rode in the parade or watched from the side. You have made our small town what it is today — great. The fireworks were amazing! This truly was an awesome celebration.

It takes good people to make a town what we in Aurora enjoy today.

Good to see Lake Antoine with crowds for summer

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From Agatha Cavaiani, Kingsford:

Lake Antoine Park is up and running again.

On the Fourth of July, with nary a rain drop, the beach was in use by sun bathers, kids with sand buckets, swimmers — hope swimmer’s itch isn’t present — pontoon and fishing boats, campers, bikers, walkers, baby strollers, picnickers, dogs, out-of-towners and more. Don’t know if ORVs are allowed.

Hats off to Mr. Olson and Quinnesec volunteers for spearheading this project. Perhaps the waiver of the $5 vehicle stickers helped, too.

Ice-fishermen and snowmobilers have always used the lake come winter.

Thinking the park and lake will now be busy and used by everyone.

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