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Scenes from the 2009 Maple Leaf Festival

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The 2009 Maple Leaf Festival grand parade went off without a hitch Saturday morning and lasted around 45 minutes. When this horse — complete with painted "toenails" — came by toward the end of the parade, the sun was actually out. For about 15 minutes during the parade, the sun was out and people loved it. But it didn't last.

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3:30 p.m. — Judging from the difficulty in getting around in her golf cart to various locations, Maple Leaf Committee Chair Annie France says this year's crowd is as big as ever, despite the lack of sun and cool temperatures. The Pressgrove family's sno-cone booth hasn't been doing banner business, but thankfully they're making up for it with popcorn sales. See the Maple Leaf story in Sunday's Lawrence Journal-World, online here and in Thursday's Signal.


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