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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Time to reemerge, reconnect and revitalize our city


John Avery

2021 marks the tenth anniversary of Waitsburg's Patriot Parade, started as a bet that Jack McCaw and Tom Baker would not walk down Main Street carrying the flag and wearing shorts. The shorts are gone but the parade continues. New and old traditions are what make this city thrive, it is up to all of us to get out and support traditions and to create new ways to celebrate Waitsburg.

I remember how vibrant and alive Waitsburg was when I was a kid. I remember my sister and I riding our horses into town to get ice cream from the Delta Connection and having dinner at the White Stallion after a soccer game.

I remember going to the pool with all of my friends on hot summer days and re-energizing with a candy bar from the grocery store, likely paying for it with a certificate I earned from the summer reading program (then hosted by Jan Cronkhite).

I remember attending the 2010 Days of Real Sport (DRS), not knowing that I would be the last of the DRS Royalty. I remember how...

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