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Wave of unusual weather helps make Sportsman’s Holiday real cool weekend

 

July 12, 2016

Dean McNew, with J.R. Cutting, competes in the production power saw leg of the Logger Olympics relay competition. His team finished fifth.

Unseasonably wet and chilly weather, logistical issues and schedule changes all had a hand in shaping the 2016 Sportsman’s Holiday, but most of the weekend’s events unfolded and Sweet Home residents had fun despite it all.

Sportsman’s Holiday kicked off Thursday evening with the coronation of McKenzie Yoder as queen of the Sportsman’s Holiday Court.

Mayor Jim Gourley, who served as a judge, read the annual Sportsman’s Holiday proclamation prior to the coronation program, and Yoder announced the beginning of festivities following her selection.

“She definitely deserved it,”...



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