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Marilyn Hagerty: Everyone loves a parade

Dear Robert Brooks, Seems like only yesterday you came here from Oklahoma or somewhere down there. Over a dozen years, you have built the UND marching band up to 130 members. And 51 of them this year are freshman you recruited during the summer. ...

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Dear Robert Brooks,

Seems like only yesterday you came here from Oklahoma or somewhere down there. Over a dozen years, you have built the UND marching band up to 130 members. And 51 of them this year are freshman you recruited during the summer.

Parade chairman Ryan Scott tells me your Pride of the North Band will lead the Potato Bowl and UND homecoming parade Saturday. He says the parade will go up DeMers Avenue and disband over in East Grand Forks.

I like the black uniforms your band wears now.

There will be seven other bands in the parade, I know. One of them will be the Grand Forks Central High School band, led by your wife, Leah Entzel Brooks, and Sarah Harlow.

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I have been wondering if you had band music at your summer wedding!

Well, anyway, this week will be brighter because of the bands. I know your UND marching band will be busy Thursday night with fireworks in Memorial Stadium and the Champions Banquet on Friday night in the Alerus.

At the beginning of this week, the parade chairman said the Motor Patrol group on matching motorcycles will be here from Winnipeg.

One-point win

Well, this is a big, wild, fun week in Grand Forks. And I scarcely have recovered from the excitement when UND won its football game Saturday night by one point down south.

Most people I know are sick, sick, sick of political advertisements. This week we can just hang loose and eat potatoes. I hope it's too cool for Philip the Fly. That creature had been driving me bananas.

Best regards,

Marilyn

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P.S.: I see by the legal ads in the Herald that the Grand Forks County Commission will award a snow removal contract at its meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday. I guess, as they say, the handwriting is on the wall.

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