ETNA GREEN — After years of Etna Green not having an annual parade, the owners of Etna Elevator are bringing the event back through a Fourth of July parade this year.
Parade line-up starts at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Etna Elevator parking lot, located at 120 N. Walnut St. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and travel south on South Walnut Street, ending at Heritage Park. Classic tractors and cars are allowed to line up at the end of the parade route to be displayed.
“We thought this would really help the town bring people in,” said Josh Hartzell. “The town council and clerk-treasurer have all been extremely helpful with this.”
Currently, there are 19 entrants for the parade. Charlotte Slabaugh will be the parade’s grand marshal.
According to Theresa Hartzell, there will be popcorn, balloons, tractors, cars, dogs and more.
“It’s amazing to see all the excitement for it,” said Theresa. “But we would like to have more food vendors who are interested in setting up at the park and motorcycles in the parade as well.”
All entries for the event must be received no later than June 30. For more information or to sign up as a vendor or parade entrant, call The Etna Elevator at (574) 858-0221 or contact them via their Facebook page.
Updates regarding the Fourth of July parade will also be posted to the elevator’s Facebook page.