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Summer fun continues with carnivals and county fairs [Lisbon/Woodbine]

Vacation time is upon us and it seems that the Lisbon/ Woodbine community is taking full advantage of it. Almost everyone I interviewed was on their way to see family or friends or having family in. Yet, when you are in town, there remains plenty to do here in Woodbine. Carnivals almost every night...

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