KC Fair Announces Community Day, Parade

2011 Parade Truck

The Kosciusko County Community Fair Parade gives residents a chance to see military, emergency, antique and farm vehicles all in the same parade. Other entries include fair royalty, community organizations and businesses and more. (File photo)

Family Day at the Kosciusko County Community Fair is set for Sunday, July 7, and includes a community parade to kick off the week-long fair.

This year, the 13th Annual Kosciusko County Community Fair Parade will carry the fair’s theme “Salute to Heroes.”

Line up for the parade will begin at 3 p.m. at South McKinley and Durbin streets and commence at 4 p.m. at the railroad underpass of South McKinley and Winona Avenue. The route will travel west on Winona Avenue to Smith Street to the fairgrounds.

Acceptable entries consist of 4-H, antique vehicle, float, equestrian, commercial, best of theme, club and walking unit, and a moving vehicle must accompany walking units. Throwing candy or other items outside of a moving vehicle is prohibited. Those walking may pass out handouts.

The entry deadline is noon on July 5. To find entry forms, go online to kcfair.org. Those who wish to enter must either mail their entry forms or return it to the fair office. Those who enter after the deadline may still participate, but will be placed at the end of the parade.

This year’s parade Grand Marshal will be June Thomas.

Families can start enjoying Family Day at the fairground with free admission on July 7. The log cabin will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the antique area and continuing through the week. Local 4-H will host several events including the re-dedication of the 4-H Memorial Garden at noon, dedication of the show arena at 1 p.m. and various project shows and competitions.

A magazine exchange and silent auction of aprons will take place all afternoon in the HFA building accompanied by extension exhibits starting at 1 p.m. A demolition derby will take place at 4 p.m. in the grandstand, and at 7 p.m. Satellites and Sirens, a Christian rock band from Nashville, will perform at Christian Sing located at the Events Center.

For more information, visit the website or call the Fair Office at 574-269-1823.

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