ORLEANS – Entries are still being accepted for the upcoming 52nd Annual Orleans Dogwood Parade, set for Saturday, April 30th beginning at 2 p.m. Categories include floats, political, walking, equestrian, classic, and/or antique vehicles, bands, and others.
This year’s theme celebrates the resiliency of “Hometown Spirit.”
The parade will start from the Orleans Jr-Sr. High School, is located on the north edge of town. The school traditionally serves as the staging area for the event. Line-up begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. Judging of units begins at approximately 1 p.m.
The parade travels down Maple Street (State Road 37) and through the historic downtown area.
Longtime Orleans Pastor and community volunteer Tom Bostic has been chosen to serve as this year’s Grand Marshall.
Also attending this year’s parade is the famed Circle City Sidewalk Stompers Clown Band of Indianapolis.
Entry forms may now be obtained by visiting the Dogwood Festival website www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com Entry forms may also be found inside The Orleans Progress Examiner and can also be obtained from the Orleans Town offices.
For more information on the Parade contact Chairperson Jennifer Blanton, at 812-797-2847.