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Published August 20, 2009, 10:00 PM

Bernard Hoggarth, Grand Forks, letter: Thanks for helping Heritage Days succeed

There was no shouting of angry words or shows of malice. Instead, there was a proud, peaceful and wet display of history and honor — honor to our parents and others who came before us, worked hard despite adversity, made our country stronger and brought us to where we are today.

GRAND FORKS — Despite the abundant rain provided by Mother Nature, hundreds of citizens turned out to celebrate their heritage during the East Grand Forks Heritage Days celebration (Country Pride) Aug. 15 and 16.

There was no shouting of angry words or shows of malice. Instead, there was a proud, peaceful and wet display of history and honor — honor to our parents and others who came before us, worked hard despite adversity, made our country stronger and brought us to where we are today.

The beautiful and interdenominational church worship service showed the cooperation of all religions that provided the faith to continue on despite the hard times. The many volunteers who made the celebration a success need to be thanked.

The East Grand Forks Heritage Village Foundation has no paid members. It is a strictly volunteer run organization, giving back to the community. The large patronage of the event is a tribute to those volunteers who worked so hard to make the event a success in spite of the weather.

The community sponsors as listed on the brochures realize the importance of the Village as well.

Thanks to all who participated.

Bernard Hoggarth

Dr. Hoggarth, a retired pediatrician, is a board member of the East Grand Forks Heritage Village Foundation.

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