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A US Forest Service employee and Smokey Bear ride in the 2017 4th of July parade in Williams. Kaibab National Forest is hosting Smokey Bear's 75th birthday party August 9 at the Williams Visitor Center. (Loretta Yerian/WGCN)

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Birthday party for Smokey Bear's 75th coming to Williams August 9

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Smokey Bear, a staple at many Williams events and the symbol of a national fire-safety campaign, isn’t slowing down in his old age and plans to celebrate his birthday in style August 9.