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Marion officials OK new festival,
explore County Dump changes,
and tackle many other topics
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From the May 19, 2021 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   The Marion County Commission approved a request to use the Courthouse Square for a new festival, discussed the process for hiring a new recreation director, decided to explore the option of having expanded hours and an attendant at the "County Dump", and conducted various other items of business during recent meetings.
   The Commission granted permission to the newly formed "Progressive Minds of Buena Vista" to use the Courthouse Square for Freedom Fest, which they plan to host July 3-4. Plans are for the Fourth of July Celebration to include fireworks, vendors, entertainment, and a carnival.
   The Buena Vista City Council also recently agreed to support the new event. Group members include ...
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