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No festival this year, but 'Fudd' marks birthday with family friends
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It was like old times at highways C and H Sunday for a big birthday bash.

Friends and family of Dell “Fudd” Nicholson celebrated his 60th birthday at Held’s Bar, and it was reportedly quite a party.

It is newsworthy because the popularity of these years ago spawned the birth of what thousands of people know as “Fuddfest,” a celebration of life, friends and country music in Langlade County’s town of Peck.

For decades Nicholson’s friends and family held birthday parties that became true attractions and finally it was decided to take them to the public. And it was done in a big way.

The Fuddfest shows ran for 14 years drawing legendary country music stars, and many of the up-and-comers including Lady Antebellum, but in 2013 it was time to call it quits.

And this year the Fudd party returned to its roots.

There was and alumni baseball game formed with friends and family on the teams, played at the Held’s Bar diamond, and plenty of food, fellowship and music through the evening hours when the balls were done flying.

A number of the friends made on the Fuddfest grounds came to the party that Nicholson’s daughter Molly said was “a great celebration.’’

There was no security, no tour busses and none of those trials and tribulations that came with the festival.

This is the way a 60th birthday should be celebrated.


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Del Nicholson, center left, and his wife, Brenda, pose with their family after a softball game Sunday held as part of his 60th birthday celebration.
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