American Legion brings new energy to Independence Day Celebrations


The Leighr A. Wright American Legion Post 53 of Hillsdale has resumed responsibilities for planning Independence Day festivities at the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds after a nearly 20 year hiatus.

Brett Boyd, the owner/operator of the Hillsdale Market House, took on the job from the Legion in the early 2000s, carrying on the traditions the Legion had established nearly 80 years before that.

“We’re thrilled to take this endeavor back on from Brett,” said Finance Officer Corey Murray. “My grandpa, Richard, was involved in planning the Fourth of July festivities during his time as a Legionnaire and I want to see it grow over the years while I’m involved, as my grandpa did before me.”

Murray said the partnership with the Hillsdale County Agricultural Society, the fairgrounds board, and working with Lori Hull, the fairgrounds manager, in planning this years festivities helped.

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