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Long-time residents will be Wellington Pioneer Day Parade Grand Marshals

Asay and Arlette Pierce, who have been residents of Wellington for 76 years, will be the Grand Marshals of the city's Pioneer Day Parade Saturday morning.

Both Grand Marshals were born and raised in Wellington. They have been married 55 years and have raised three children. The Pierces have six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Post Office and proceed along Main Street to City Hall. The celebration of the city's heritage will begin with a beef or lamb dinner Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the city park. It is hosted by the Cowboy Kitchen.

Events resume Saturday morning at 7 a.m. with a breakfast in the park sponsored by the Wellington Volunteer Fire Department.

After the parade, the park will be filled with games, vendor booths and entertainment. Pioneer Day is Wellington's major annual celebration

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