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Viola Valley fun to start Friday
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The excitement of Viola Valley Homecoming returns this weekend with a lineup that includes a parade, tractor pull, and a performance from The On the Road Again Show.The 25th annual celebration begins Friday night and continues all day Saturday in downtown Viola. This year’s theme is Let’s Play Ball and members from two sports teams will be recognized as they ride in the Saturday morning parade.Four members of the Viola Red Sox, a baseball team from the mid 1940s to early ’50s, are scheduled to take part in the parade. They are Bobby Newby, Robert Phifer, L.D. Carden, and Leo Davis.In addition, members of the McMinnville Lady Bulldogs senior basketball team will be honored in the parade.