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Good news fills week of patriotism

A week that started with Americans exercising their great freedom at the polls came to a close over the weekend with the service of scores of veterans in mind.

It was a wonderful combination, and the Miss-Lou did a great job honoring its heroes this week.

The Miss-Lou Patriotic Tribute rolled into town Wednesday and opened for the public through Sunday. We hope you took the chance to walk through or attend the special events. Much thanks goes to the committee that made this event possible.

But the freedoms — and the fun — of the week didn’t stop there. Let’s review a few other great things from last week.

-One of the community’s favorite fundraisers — Angels on the Bluff — drew crowds several nights last week. Actors portrayed some of the people buried in the cemetery, giving historically accurate tales of life in a previous time. It’s always great to meet a few more cemetery residents each year.

-The Pilgrimage Garden Club’s Antiques Forum wrapped up Saturday after hosting locals and guests alike for several days of lectures, tours and events. We are blessed to have several local garden clubs that truly promote tourism and learning in our community.

-Parents and children enjoyed a fun day Saturday at Holy Family Catholic School for the annual carnival. It’s always fun to go back to school for the day!

As we look to the future — thanks to the service of our veterans in the past — we know great days are ahead and freedom ties us all together.