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Longtime Afton residents Rick and Joan Meierotto will serve as the grand marshals for this year's Fourth of July parade in Afton. Submitted photo.

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Rick and Joan Meierotto moved to Afton in 1978, and according to the couple not much has changed.

“It’s still quiet and Selma’s is still here,” Rick said. “Afton has been a great place to have been.”


The Meierottos will be celebrating their legacy this Thursday during Afton’s Fourth of July parade since Rick and Joan have been named the 2013 grand marshals.

“We think it’s a real honor to be asked to participate in this way,” Joan said.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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