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Oakdale residents Mike and Linda Crawford have set up a couple of ‘friends’ on their front porch to brighten the day of passersby. The duo, Maxine and her dog Floyd, were previously used as a display to promote greeting cards. Mike said his wife got the items at the Peddler’s Faire in Knights Ferry a few years ago and decided recently to display them on the porch of their West J Street home, much as hearts and stuffed animals are being added to windows as a show of unity and support.

Photo Courtesy Of Mike Crawford