Three parades on tap for Lawrence Labor Day weekend

Paul Garrod -

    LAWRENCE - With the cancellation of the 2020 Lawrence Ox Roast & Homecoming festival, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,  one group hopes to bring smiles to the community, offering the annual Labor Day weekend Lighted Truck Parade, as well as two new, smaller parades, Saturday, Sept. 5.
    Lawrence Township Emergency Services Fire Chief Mike Anchor said the popular Lighted Truck Parade will be held at 9:15 p.m. The parade will travel a route from Sill Farms Market, east of Lawrence on Red Arrow Highway, to Lawrence Public Schools, on St. Joseph Street (Red Arrow Highway).
    Prior to that, at 8:15 p.m, a Wheel Parade will take place, beginning at the Lawrence Village Park, and will make its way downtown. Anchor said anything that has a wheel or wheels may be entered into the non-judged parade.
    Parade participants are asked to gather on the north side of the village park, (Baker Street) anytime after 7 p.m.
    At 8 p.m., a Dog Walk Parade will be held. The parade route will start at the village park to Michigan Avenue.
    Anchor said individuals wishing to participate in this judged parade, are asked  to have their  dogs on a leash. Dogs may be  dressed in costume; they may be judged in several categories. Judging will take place at the intersection of St. Joseph and Paw Paw streets.
    Safe social distancing will be practiced during the parades, according to Anchor.  “We hope to have fun and  to get the people out to enjoy the evening and the three different parades,” said Anchor.
    For more information, contact Anchor at (269) 655-7466.

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