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K-Day Parade to coincide with October's Popcorn Festival

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

The Kiwanis K-Day Parade is an anticipated event in the county every year. Especially with activities planned for this year's Popcorn Festival, the pressure is up to put out a great spectacle to match the rest of the events.

Charlie Brown, outgoing Kiwanis President and organizer for this year's parade, said that things are looking good, but more content in the parade is always encouraged.

"Anything interesting that somehow promotes the community is great for the parade," he said. "Brownie Troops, car clubs, people with horses, anything that spices the parade up a bit for the spectators."

He continued that all local bands are welcome to participate in the parade.

Though the parade is looking good, complete with a new route and fire departments from around the county, Brown says that anyone interested is welcome to contact him and set up a spot in the event.

Local clubs are welcome to set up floats, he said, as are children's organizations and others.

The parade's new route, which is set to start at Depot Street, turn south onto S.R. 59, and end at Forest Park, was set to coincide with Brazil's Popcorn Festival. Other events in the park that day include a pancake breakfast, carnival, and vendor booths.

"We're really glad to be a part of the parade again this year," Brown said.

The parade is set to begin Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. on Depot Street. Anyone interested in being in the event is strongly encouraged to call Charlie Brown at 448-1386 after 5 p.m.

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