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Leon Hawkins will be leading the Hammond Heartland Days Parade as grand marshal riding in his wagon, drawn by his two Belgian draft horses, King and Cody. Hawkins opted to drive the wagon he has driven through local parades for 20 years rather than riding in a convertible.

Hawkins named Heartland Days grand marshal

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This year's Hammond Heartland Days Grand Marshal will not be leading the parade in a convertible. Leon Hawkins, the 2012 Heartland Days Grand Marshal, will be leading the parade, behind the American Legion honor guard in his horse-drawn wagon, with his family in the back.


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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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