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Lowell, I don't just live here, I love here...

As if Lowell wasn't already the most quaint, antiquated and idyllic bedroom community in the great Grand Rapids area for a host of reasons, throw in the fact that we host the Kent County fair and you have what is called in Texas Hold 'Em a "Royal Flush"!
Yesterday my wife and I were driving through town going to a friends house to pick up firewood for a Middle School bonfire, and as we made our way down Rt. 50 out of town toward the Grand River, the fairground was teeming with excitement and energy. Animals were being led around by children, sweaty men were putting the final touches on pitching massive tents, vendors were leveling their mobile shops, "4-H"er's were mucking stalls and spreading beds of straw, and campers were lining the fields preparing for a week of sticky, humid sleep. Scores of bustling and hustling humans were frantically darting around like time-pressed ants working around the clock for the deadline of opening day. It was a sight …