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  • Carlton Fun Days
    June 21-22

    Carlton Fun Days is set for Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, at Ladd Park, 1003 W. Grant St., Carlton. The festivities will include a car show, parade, vendors, live music, a 5K run and a parade. For more information, e-mail carltonfundays@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/CarltonFunDays.

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    Serving up shortcake at Hometown Days

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