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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Waitsburg Celebration Days This Weekend

Weekend features parade, poker ride, car show, brewfest, museum tours, music and 3-day carnival


Ken Graham

Workers from Ranier Amusements were busy on Tuesday turning Waitsburg's Preston Park into a family-friendly carnival. The carnival will be up and running Friday through Sunday, as part of Waitsburg's Celebration Days festivities.

WAITSBURG – The 'Burg will be hopping this weekend as folks come from far and near to participate in Waitsburg Celebration Days. The three-day event, held the third weekend in May, was organized as a placeholder for the former popular Days of Real Sport which featured horse racing at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds.

State spending cuts forced horse racing to fall by the wayside for smaller venues, but WCD organizers jumped in to offer another kind of ride. Karen's Ride, a poker run named in honor of the late Waitsburg community activist Karen Mohney, has now become a popular tradition, even br...

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