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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Get Ready, Get Set, Plan Your Float

The 116th Annual Vermilion Fair is just a month away, which means the parade is also on its way, so put on your thinking caps and enter a float in this year’s parade!! The theme for the Fair is ‘MOOving Forward’ and that theme could resonate with the parade. Everyone is encouraged to incorporate the theme into their floats for the parade and loud music.

“This year’s theme is about moving forward. We want to put the last couple of years behind us and we are excited to be ‘MOOving Forward and having the Fair in all its glory this year,” commented Vermilion Ag Society office manager, Nicole Templeton.

The categories for this year’s judging include Commercial, Out-of-Town, Senior Organization, Junior Organization, Comic, Decorated Car, Decorated Bikes, Antiques, and Decorated Pony. There will be first, second, and third place ribbons handed out depending on the number of entries in each category.

There is no registration fee or pre-registration for the parade and floats should be set up by 9:30 a.m. on July 28 at the marshalling area for judging and placement within the parade. The marshalling area is located at the Lakeland Mall parking lot and judging begins at 10 a.m.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. sharp and the route as in previous years will begin at Lakeland Mall go along Railway Avenue turning right at 49 Street, then left at 50 Avenue where it will continue until 51 Street where it will turn south, returning to Railway Avenue. It will continue on this path, merging with 50 Avenue and ending near the Vermilion Health Care Centre.

For more information or if you would like to assist in the parade organization on the morning of the parade you can contact the parade chairman, Russ Cameron at 780-853-4424 or 780-853-0099 or the Vermilion Ag Society Office at 780 853 4108.


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