Kiwanis annouces parade theme
“American Heritage” will be the parade theme for the annual Fairfield Kiwanis Kids’ Day Sept. 20.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. from the Fairfield High School parking lot, and follow its traditional route by Central Park, Jefferson County Courthouse and Howard Park before returning to the school.
Winners in various parade divisions will be announced from the Ron Prill Bandstand in Central Park immediately following the parade.
The first-place float will be awarded $100. Second-place will be awarded $75. The third- and fourth-place floats will earn $50 and $25, respectively.
Parade chairman Don Kremer urged commericial businesses to enter floats using the parade theme.
Float registration is not required, but to be judged, floats must be at the FHS parking lot 40 minutes before the parade steps off, he said.
Anyone with questions about the parade can call Kremer at 472-5553.
Kremer added events will be held in Central Park and around the square after the parade. In past years, events have included pedal-tractor pulls, petting zoos, barrel train rides and more.
In addition to the parade, Kiwanis Kids’ Day also includes the big tent on the east side of the Fairfield square, where Kiwanis members will serve pancakes, sausage and a drink from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Books of tickets are being sold by Kiwanis Club members. A book of 10 tickets is $50. Individual tickets are $5.50 for one adult or two children.
Tickets also will be sold at the tent entrance, but the price will go up to $6 for an adult and $3 for a child.
The funds earned by the Fairfield Kiwanis Club members serving pancakes in the tent and parking cars at Midwest Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant help support a complete variety of community projects. The organization has distributed more than $235,000 for projects in Fairfield.