KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The 18th annual Kosciusko County Community Fair parade will step off promptly at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, from Boggs Industrial Park.
Many entries can be expected to creatively depict the fair’s 2018 theme, “Barn to be Wild.”
The two-hour procession will proceed east along Center Street, turn south on Bronson Street and enter through the main gate of the county fairgrounds.
“The parade will begin with the National Guard, American Legion and a lot of fire departments and local first responders,” said Jeanette Wood, officer manager for the fair.
She said the fair queen and her court and the 4-H king and queen and court will also lead the parade.
Last year’s event attracted about 125 units and Wood sees no reason that number will be much different this year.
A potential snag in the process is the current work being done on the railroad tracks cutting through town, but Wood was optimistic the work would be completed for the parade to commence as planned.
“We are working with the city to stop the trains and block roads during the parade,” she said. “The city has worked it out with Norfolk-Southern. We are praying the railroad crossings are open.”
Last year’s theme was “Friends, Family and Fun.” Two years ago the fair’s centennial was feted with the theme, “100 Years of Memories.” Prior themes included “Blue Jeans and Country Themes,” “Red, White and Moo,” “Meet Me at the Fair” and “Beach Barnyard Party.”
Wood suggested the best location for viewing the parade is along Center Street or lining up along the entrance road inside the fairgrounds. She recommended, “Depending on the weather, make sure you have plenty of fluids and an umbrella because there’s not a whole lot of shade on Center Street.”
For more information, call the fair office at (574) 269-1823 or visit www.kcfair.com.