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Northville's Doin's

The Doin’s returns to Northville for 51st year

July 5, 2009
By MIKE ZUMMO, The Leader-Herald

NORTHVILLE - Duane Frasier said he was disappointed last year when he heard that the Northville Doin's event wasn't going to take place.

Frasier grew up in the area and said he looked back on the Doin's with fond memories. He said he was happy to find out that he was able to share those memories with his new family, which includes his 15-month-old son Michael, after the Northville Civic Association brought the Doin's back to Northville after a 1-year hiatus, due to a lack of volunteers.

"I was very pleased," said Frasier, who lives in Edinburg. "It felt very good to bring [Michael] here and it's good for the area and Northville."

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Duane Frasier and his son, Michael, 1, ride the fire trucks during the Northville Doin’s at the Waterfront Park in the village Saturday.

Lynne Hughes, of Broadalbin, who said she attended the Doin's every year previously also was glad to see the event taking place again the village's Waterfront Park, off Main Street.

"We missed it last year," she said. "It's fun and the kids are having fun. They enjoy it."

The event kicked off at 5 p.m. Thursday with rides and live music by the Irish band, The 86ers. There was a Farmers' Market Friday at the Red Barn, more live music and fireworks at Lanzi's on the Lake. The main event, Saturday, was the parade that marched down Main Street for about an hour, giving the rides in the park a brief break from the crowds.

Hughes said her two sons, C.J., 8 and Jake, 3, mostly enjoyed the rides and the parade. Many children flocked to the street during the parade, hosted by the Northville Parade Committee, especially as those marching and driving along tossed candy at the crowd.

"That's pretty much all we've done," she said.

The night finished with fireworks at the Waterfront Park.

Today will be the last day of rides, but there also will be an antique car show at the Red Barn and fireworks at Sport Island Pub.

Mike Zummo covers Montgomery County news. He can be reached by e-mail at



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