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Grand Forks rolls out the streets for moonlight madness

The Grand Forks Rotary club raises money selling popcorn; Photo, Mona Mattei

Downtown merchants sponsored Moonlight Madness for locals and visitors alike on Friday night in Grand Forks.

Along with entertainment from local bands, and a dog parade, there were vendors and local groups lining the street with their wares. The annual show and shine for cars brought out some beautiful antiques for everyone to explore.

The Grand Forks Rotary club was selling popcorn to raise money for their work, but they brought along an antique iron lung. The lung was invented to help polio victims breathe at the worst point of the disease, the time when mortality was highest. If a person survived that part of the disease, they often were able to recover. The rotary is the lead world-wide organization working to eradicate polio.

Local businesses along Market Avenue stayed open for shopping adventures throughout the event, and some offered games for children and families. The street was bustling with people throughout the night.

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