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The sights and sounds of summer
John Rossato, Rockford, at right, buys a bag of spinach from the Fields of Promise stand at the farmers market in downtown Monroe Wednesday afternoon. College students Sarah Schmid, left, and Caleb Carr, center, both of Orangeville, work at the rural Freeport farm during their summer break. The farmers market continues through the summer on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. (Times photo: Katjusa Cisar)
MONROE - Summer sneaks in at 12:04 a.m. Friday, June 21 CDT this year. Summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year and heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're not going to stay up that late to celebrate, you can at least usher it in, and make plans to spend the dwindling days of summer with music, free community events, music and the Green County Fair ... and more music.