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By Krista Fahlgren
PCN Editor 

Larry Simpson honored as Grand Marshall of 2020 Saco Fun Days

 

September 2, 2020

Larry Simpson, who will be the Grand Marshall at this weekend's Saco Fun Day's Parade, with his great-granddaughter Dylan, teaching her how to rope.

Larry Simpson has ridden in every Saco Fun Days parade, except for one, maybe two. One year he had to "go train the Wagon Train" and there might have been a knee surgery one year but that one doesn't count. It did take two years to "train the wagon train," but the second time they came right through town with the parade before heading onto Malta, so he made both.

At 83 years old, Larry is as handsome and charming as ever. He still works at branding time. "I'd guess he hauls more to the fire than the younger boys do," says Larry Ross, his youngest. His oldest son, Clint Simpson, Mayor of Sa...



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