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Haverhill Residents Revive Old Tradition of “Haverhill Days”

HAVERHILL, Iowa -- The residents of Haverhill in Marshall County decided to bring one of the town's oldest traditions back to life this weekend.

“Haverhill Days” is the town's annual celebration. It started in 1877, but after Haverhill’s 125th anniversary, it faded away.

Residents decided to revive the festival this year and it featured local music, free sweet corn, and merchandise from local artists.

Organizers say they're surprised by the large turn-out and they hope Haverhill days will attract more people to town.

“Just to keep the community alive and vibrant and have things for the young kids to do, and know that it can be a safe environment,” Barry Ewoldt said. “It’s a great place to raise a family and has good school systems. We just have a lot to offer in this area."

Residents also got the chance to place bids in a silent auction for locally-made statues featuring both Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones logos.