Gallery: The Country Fair Comes to the City of Saline

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 09/07/2016 - 01:18

Last Tuesday a parade kicked off the annual Saline Community Fair Parade.

The event began at Mill Pond Park, where Fair volunteers organized a bicycle decorating contest and a kids' pet show. At 6:30 p.m., Saline Police Sgt. Jay Basso closed the intersection of Ann Arbor and Bennett streets and the parade proceeded to Henne Field.

The parade featured hundreds of participants. The Saline High School Marching Band, led by drum majors Anna Loughman and Michael Lance, provided music for the parade. Farmers paraded on Bennett Street in their tractors -- with the familiar green of the John Deere brand being a common sight. Some farmers shared their tractor seat with family. Others pulled family on a wagon.

The parade also featured people and their pets, people on decorated bicycles, politicians like State. Rep Gretchen Driskell and US Rep. Tim Walberg, and local athletes from the Special Olympics.

This year's parade seemed to have more viewers lined up on to watch on Bennett Street.

The parade concluded at Henne Field, where people were treated to an old-fashion baseball demonstration by the Chelsea Monitors.

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Tran Longmoore is a veteran community journalist. He is founder and owner of He is co-publisher of The Saline Post weekly newspaper. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 734-272-6294.

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