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August 06, 2014 - Praise for Lone Ranger Day

Dear Kemosabes,

Does lightning strike twice?

It did this past Saturday, Aug. 2 when the community of Oxford hosted our Second Annual Lone Ranger Day with wonderful events, displays and a fantastic parade.

Our parade "possse' worked diligently over the past year to put together a display worthy of the Lone Ranger character and all the good things it stands for.

The thousands of people in attendance would agree that the efforts of the posse were well rewarded.

Our parade participants were marvelous and the parade Grand Marshal, Kent County Circuit Court Judge James Robert Redford, who came in from the Grand Rapids area for the day was certainly a fitting choice as our symbol of good character and justice.

The Oxford community is fortunate to be able to associate itself with lofty ideals and values in the Lone Ranger theme.

In today's world we can be proud to be celebrating positive values and characteristics and have a lot of fun while doing so.

Hi-Yo, Silver !

Rod Charles

Thanks for Strawberry Fest

I just wanted to thank the Strawberry Festival Committee and all of the volunteers for putting on such a fantastic day on July 19.

I grew up in Oxford and attended Leonard Elementary.

The Strawberry Festival was always the highlight of my summer. I live out of state now and haven't been back to the Festival in probably around 20 years.

The parade brought tears to my eyes as the crowd honored the veterans as they marched by, the strawberry sundaes were even better than I remember as a kid, and it was pure joy to watch my three year old little girl marvel at all the things that made the festival so special for me when I was younger.

Thank you for making such a family friendly event and many wonderful memories for my family!

Kerri (Linto) Smith

OHS Class of 1995

State College, Pennsylvania

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