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Milford celebrates their 50th Pioneer Days Celebration

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MILFORD, Iowa (KTIV) -

Folks in Milford, Iowa are kicking off a celebration dating back half a century.

Volunteers from around the community prepared the town for the annual Milford Pioneer Days which officially begins tonight.

Many residents participated in the town-wide garage sale going on today, but Dawn Powell, co-chair of Pioneer Days, was busy preparing Florence Park for the kids attractions.

The park will be filled with large inflatables, a new addition to the event.

Powell says the parade and bar-b-que are the main events that bring people together.

"Years ago when I was a kid, you knew all your neighbors, now you don't know all your neighbors, and it's just kind of fun to get everybody together and get to know the people of Milford," said Dawn Powell, Co-Chair of Milford Pioneer Days.

Another part of Pioneer Days is a "goating" fundraiser which was held all this week.

Participants pay to have a goat placed in someone's yard, and that person must pay in order to have the goat removed.

Powell says the town plans to hold this fundraiser every year to raise money for their Quasquicentennial celebration coming up in 2017.

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