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Company in town why Border Days a success

Letter to the Editor

Without the many volunteers and the countless hours Border Days won’t exist. The excuse that one has company in town is folly, because most all of us have company in town, and that is another reason Border Days is successful. Some of the volunteers during Border Days are visitors to town, so step up to the plate and volunteer to join a group or organization.

I would like to show you an excerpt from my mom’s Christmas letter: “I always like to take in the fourth at Val’s where the town does a three-day egg toss and a parade that grows larger each day. (That is not all; she goes on). “The egg toss begins with many many people of all ages lined across and down the street. The MC has several tricks up his sleeve to arrive at the best throwers and catchers; each getting their chance to show off left- and right-handed throws and catches, with about everything they do. They do football hikes, overhand, underhand, behind the back, seated on the ground, turning around and tossing the egg over their heads, one-handed catches, as well as other antics. Each time they must step back as they proceed down the street until they reach about three or four teams. The last teams are asked to toss their eggs over the flag line that stretches high across the street and catch without breaking them. The last to do this is then allowed to toss until they break their egg. Some people wonder why this is interesting to me; I can’t answer as I do not know why. I just do.”

I don’t make Mom work in the Lions hamburger stand, but she comes down and orders her lunch. She will find a spot to watch the parade and even visit with people she will soon know. So get out of your box and participate and if you feel you are too old, come on down, get a meal and visit with Mom.

Hope to see you over the 4th.

Val Stone



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