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Viewers 'dig in' and enjoy the 60th Old Time Fair parade

Judith Hutchinson, left, and Marilyn Ellwood of the West Linn Garden Club wave to the parade crowd.

West Linn celebrated 60 years of community fun at the Old Time Fair this past weekend, with several special anniversary events coinciding with traditional events like the Old Time Fair Parade and the coronation of a new Fair Queen.

The fair kicked off in style Friday evening, as Allison Ingle of Athey Creek Middle School was named the 2016 Old Time Fair Queen.

The parade followed Saturday morning, this year with a theme of “Dig it, plant it, watch it grow” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the West Linn Garden Club, which served as the parade’s grand marshal. Finally, on Sunday, attendees enjoyed the PJs to Pancakes Run in the morning and a “Lumberjack Hands On Experience” later in the afternoon.

In between, there were plenty of Lion burgers to scarf, beers to drink, old friends to reunite. The Tidings staff was on hand to capture it all.

STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Alexis Handris was busy passing out ballons along the parade route before it started.

Jake Johansen and his grandmother Bev WIlson get a good spot to watch the parade.

Kids dash for the candy as the parade begins.

Queen Allison Ingle waves to the crowd.

Andrew Worthington of the Maralee School of Dance performs a dance.

Clackamas County Commissioner John Ludlow throws candy to waiting kids.

Connor Cumming, 8, of West Linn demonstrates his tae kwondo skills.