Ashby planning for annual parade [UPDATED]Published 9:42am Monday, June 20, 2011 Updated 11:43am Monday, June 20, 2011
Planning for the annual Red, White and Blue Parade in Ashby is a labor of love for volunteers. The 13th annual parade will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1.
“This parade is all about the kids in our community,” said City Clerk/Treasurer Val Martin.
The first parade was held in 1998 with 14 kids participating from Benson’s Daycare in Ashby. Over the years other daycares, along with the Early Childhood/Family Education program, have been invited to participate.
“This year, for the July 1 parade, we expect about 150 children and their parents to participate,” said Martin. “Anyone is invited to attend and participate in the parade. Our committee expects to feed 400 people at this year’s event.”
The 2011 parade will start at the Ashby Fire hall and head east on Main Street and continue down a couple other streets, ending at Thorson-Larson Park. A community picnic will be held in the park at the end of the parade which will be free-will offering to help offset the picnic expenses.
Children of all ages are invited to participate and come dressed in red, white and blue. Their parents can help them decorate their bikes, wagons and strollers.
Kids of all ages can participate in the parade and take part in the picnic.
If you are interested in participating in the parade, you are requested to be at the Ashby Fire Hall by 5 p.m. on July 1. If you have questions, call Val Martin at 218-747-2876.Tags: Ashby