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Gwynn’s Island Days

While summer festivals are for people of all ages, they seem to appeal most to the youngest among us. That seems to be the case with Saturday’s Gwynn’s Island Days (this year’s name for the Gwynn’s Island Festival). Above, 4-year-old Miabella Mathiesen kicks up her heels, enjoying a dance with mom, Cassie. At right, 2-year-old Layla Siminoff gets behind the wheel of Mathews Volunteer Fire Department Engine 3, which was on display at the festival. This year’s event featured an all-new Midway filled with games for the youngsters.

CHARLIE KOENIG/ GAZETTE-JOURNALGwynn’s Island Days was the official name for this year’s Gwynn’s Island Festival celebration, harkening back to the 1950s and ’60s, during the earliest days of the 76-year-old event, first held in 1948. The day was filled with music, food and fun. Among the acts performing for the crowd (top photo, left) was Suite 101. Band members Ken Roller, Ed Wallingford and Ted Kelly, from left, served up some classic rock t...

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