We congratulate our sister city to the east for another strong Chingawassa Days festival this past weekend. The schedule of events featured a lot of variety, with activities that were bound to entertain people of every age at some point during the weekend. Concerts by the Diamond W Wranglers (formerly the Prairie Rose Wranglers) and of course Grand Funk Railroad were top-notch. Their significant name recognition in the region drew many people from well beyond Marion County.
Also striking to us was the enthusiasm with which Marion residents participated in the sometimes wacky events and contests. Their energy and enjoyment was contagious for us spectators looking on. These folks know how to let loose and have a good time.
As a result, the rest of us did, too. —DR