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Tractors parade through West Liberty

47th annual Labor Day Festival draws crowds

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ABOVE: Jim Godwin, left, and wife Sandy wave to the crowd Saturday during the 47th annual West Liberty Labor Day parade. Mr. Godwin, a 25-year member of West Liberty Lions Club, was the grand marshal of the parade. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Tractor enthusiasts from as far away as Michigan converged Saturday on West Liberty to parade through town as part of the annual Labor Day festival. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)

The threat of rain loomed throughout, but the 47th West Liberty Labor Day Festival was completed in its entirety over the weekend at Lions Park, organizers report.

“We didn’t even have to stop playing ball Saturday,” Lions Club member Mike King reported, adding that about a half-inch of rainfall overnight Saturday did cause a two-hour delay in Sunday’s antique tractor pull.

“But we got it in,” he said.

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