Jerry Smith

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Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand looks at and later signs a copy of the book "Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to V…

The Mason City High School dance team, called the Mohawk Danzers, huddle up for a final pep talk before the parade begins.

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The women's group from First Christian Church sell food and drinks to parade-goers each year as one of their two main fundraisers.

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Tim Dettmer has had many friends over to his house each parade day for the past 14 years. The party has grown to close to 150 people.

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Devin Lawson has one job on parade day. The Mason City parade monitor keeps things "condensed" and moving.

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George Riesen has been hosting a potluck for friends at her house along the parade route on State Street since 2002. 

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