Celebrating Dick Goddard: Cherished Woollybear memories

VERMILION-All month long we are celebrating our very own Dick Goddard, as he prepares to retire after more than 50 years in broadcasting.

There is one event that Northeast Ohio looks forward to every year,  a festival near and dear to Dick Goddard's heart.

For the past  44 years, Dick Goddard has led the largest one-day festival in the country.   It started with a fundraising idea and an insect. Now, it’s become the largest one-day festival in the country.

FOX 8's Suzanne Stratford takes us on a trip down memory lane in the video above.

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