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Emily Cradit, right, and Lauren Guilfoyle, of the band Centerville, perform Saturday evening at the Greenville Performing Arts Center in Greenville.

Greenville’s Danish Festival enjoys another successful year (Photo Galleries)

As the Grand Dansk Parade was ending Saturday, the 48th annual Danish Festival remained busy with many people shopping the unique vendors downtown and in Veterans Park. For the past 20 years, Diana and Larry Townsend of Charlotte have been selling their handmade sweatshirts during the festival.

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Funeral Notices for Aug. 20

Read The Daily News Funeral Notices for Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

Danish Festival Prince Braylon Haist, 5, of Greenville waves to the crowd during the Grand Dansk Parade. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Grand Dansk Parade offers something old, something new (Photo Gallery)

There are few things that seem so quintessentially American as to hold their own when stacked alongside icons like mother, apple pie and Saturday night dances at the Grange Hall. Country and Western songs about pickup trucks, maybe; politicians kissing babies; red, white and blue bunting strung over the pavilion where a brass band plays — slightly out of tune — on an Independence Day afternoon.

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MEETING IN BRIEF: Hubbardston Village Council

Read meeting minutes from the Aug. 14, 2012, Hubbardston Village Council meeting.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep results from Saturday, Aug. 18

The Redskins opened the season Saturday by going 2-1-1 at the Wyoming Godwin Heights Invitational. Belding beat the host Eagles 25-19, 25-23, then downed Providence Freedom Christian 25-21, 25-11…

All American Communications won the Danish Festival men’s softball tournament with a 17-10 victory on Sunday. The team includes, Kenny Mitz, Bill Troxel, Jor Norton, Carl Keech, Kyle Merlington, Cody Mitz, A.J. Holbrook, Bill Smith, Josh Proctor, Billy Dillon, John Norton, Jeff Filkens and team sponsor Jeff Pierce.

All American Communication wins men’s Danish Festival softball tourney

The top two teams in the Danish Festival men’s softball tournament had to face each other three times to decide the outcome. In the end, All American Communications topped Ed Koehn Automotive Group two out of three times, including 17-10 in the championship game.

Michigan Fusion’s Chrissy Martin, left, puts a late tag on an unidentified Slow Bob’s player at home during the finals of the Danish Festival Womens’ Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday.

Slow Bob’s wins Danish Festival tourney again

For the second year in a row, Slow Bob’s won the women’s division of the Greenville Danish Festival Softball Tournament. Slow Bob’s, based out of Lake Odessa, beat Michigan Fusion 21-7 in the final game to claim their second straight crown.

Montabella’s Logan Burns turns the corner during a scrimmage against Vermontville Maple.

Montabella senior looks to upcoming season

Montabella senior Logan Burns has been working to get ready for the Mustangs’ season opener next week against Saugatuck. Just not right away.

Lakeview’s John Zuluaga-Torres, right, is under duress from Montabella’s Daniel Cutler during a scrimmage the two teams had Friday.

Lakeview, Montabella scrimmage to get ready for football season

The first scrimmage of the football season took place for Lakeview and Montabella on Friday, giving the coaches a gauge as to where their teams are at before the games count. The Wildcats invited the Mustangs, Saranac and Vermontville Maple Valley to a scrimmage at Kos Field as the teams get ready for their season openers Aug. 24.

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GHS football tickets on sale

Football tickets for the much anticipated inaugural game at Legacy Field Friday night between the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Belding Redskins will go on sale today. Tickets will cost $5 and be on sale during normal business hours. Tickets are available at the Greenville High School athletic office, The UPS Store in Greenville, S & H Trophy and Sports Center in Greenville and Silk City in Belding.