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Vale Rodeo kicks off with barbecue in park

VALE – A slight breeze kept the heat at bay as a crowd gathered in Wadleigh Park Wednesday, July 29, for the annual Vale 4th of July Rodeo Grand Marshal’s barbecue.

A line of Vale High School Future Farmers of America students served hamburgers and hot dogs as people arrived and filled the tables.

Dave Westerberg, who shares grand marshal honors with his wife Bonnie, walked among the crowd, shaking hands and sharing smiles.

“This is good. I love it. How can you not love it,” he said.

The Westerbergs said . . .