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Limestone Heritage Parade Committee Hoping For More Than 100 Parade Entries
Updated June 21, 2016 5:59 AM | Filed under: Event
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(BEDFORD) - The Limestone Heritage Parade Committee is hoping for more than 100 entries at this year's Limestone Heritage Festival parade.

This year's parade theme of the Limestone Heritage Parade is "Indiana - 200 Great Years." Each entry should reflect that theme.

A highlight will be the Lawrence County Bicentennial Float.

The float is being designed by Mitchell Art teacher Becky Mason and will make its first appearance at the Limestone Heritage Festival on July 4.

The float will be available for other county parades including the Mitchell Persimmon Festival parade on September 24 and the Bedford Festival of Lights Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3.

A welcome ceremony will begin at 11:15 a.m. with Lisa Grissom, parade chairwoman welcoming those attending, a flag raising ceremony, a call to colors by Roger Gales, JoAnna Kai Cobb singing the National Anthem and Mayor Shawna Girgis presenting the grand marshal award and the honorary grand marshal award.

Super Oldies 105.5 WQRK will be broadcasting Live as a "Countdown to the Parade" from 10am until Noon.

The following streets will be closed for the Parade Line Up Formation which begins on Monday, July 4th at 9 a.m.:

  • M Street between 12th and 15th streets.
  • N Street between 14th and 15th streets.
  • 13th Street between Lincoln Avenue and M Street.
  • 14th Street between Lincoln Avenue and M Street.
  • 15th Street between M and O streets.

Parade entries are being accepted through Thursday, June 23. Entry forms and rules for floats can be picked up at the Bedford Chamber or the Lawrence County Tourism Office, downloaded from www.bedfordinparades.com, www.downtownbedford.org or by request by emailing bedfordparades@hotmail.com.

2016 Limestone Heritage Festival Bedford Revitalization Inc. Event Schedule:

Monday, June 27th

  • 7:30 p.m. The Home of the Brave! BNL PAC
  • Free TASC Bus service by calling 812-275-1633 to RSVP
  • Tuesday, June 28th
  • 7:30 p.m. The Home of the Brave! BNL PAC
  • Free TASC Bus service by calling 812-275-1633 to RSVP

Friday, July 1

  • 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Rotary Fish Fry & SILENT AUCTION Thornton Park Pavilion

  • Tickets: $10/person; ages 6-12 - $6; 5 & under free

  • BBQ at The Quarry

  • 11 a.m. - 11p.m. Food Vendors open J Street

  • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Limestone Carving Exhibit-Museum Lawrence Co. Museum

  • 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Beer Garden Harp Commons

  • 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Cody Ikerd Harp Commons

  • 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Larry Summerton Harp Commons

  • Saturday, July 2

    • 6 a.m. - 12 noon Pancake breakfast Downtown - Masonic Temple
    • 8 a.m. - 12 noon Bedford Farmer's Market Courthouse square
    • BBQ at the Quarry
    • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Limestone Carving Exhibit Lawrence Co. Museum
    • 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Food Vendors open J Street
    • 10 a.m. reg; Noon start Cornhole Tournament Harp Commons
    • 12 noon - 11 p.m. Beer Garden Harp Commons
    • 12 noon BBQ Judging begins
    • 4 p.m. BBQ Sampling begins J Street
    • 6 p.m. BBQ Awards Harp Commons
    • 7 - 7:45 p.m. Dame's Rocket - Harp Commons
    • 8 - 11 p.m. Honky Tonk Heroes Harp Commons

    Sunday, July 3

    • 2:30 - 4 p.m. Bedford's Got Talent Harp Commons www.downtownbedford.org

    Monday, July 4

    • 7:30 a.m. Veterans breakfast Golden Corral Restaurant
    • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Vendors open Around the square
    • 11:15 a.m. Flag raising & Grand Marshal Ceremony Corner of 16th & "I" Streets
    • 12 noon LHF Parade Starts Downtown
    • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. LHF Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social Harp Commons 5-6 pm Bedford Community Band Concert Harp Commons
    • 6:30 - 8 p.m. TBA Harp Commons featuring "The Residue" Concert - Sounds of Summer (Beach Boys Tribute Band) Harp Commons
    • 10:10 p.m. LHF Fireworks Downtown square

    Contacts

    • Home of the Brave Roger Gales 812-276-8995 Community Band Concert roger@gales.com
    • BBQ @ the Quarry David Pace 812-583-8513 paced36@gmail.com
    • LHF Parade Lisa Grissom 812-277-6312 bedfordparades@hotmail.com
    • Bedford's Got Talent Tara Jones 812-219-0770 tarathejones@gmail.com
    • Limestone Festival Bethany Morris 812-675-2392 morrisba5@yahoo.com
    • Elizabeth Andry eandry@shelterinsurance.com
    • Bedford Revitalization Inc. info@downtownbedford.org 812-329-4221


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