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Parade expected to be another great fair event PDF Print E-mail

Water main project won’t affect Broadway route

By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican

One of the Chase County Fair events always drawing some of the biggest numbers is Saturday’s parade.
This year’s event is expected to be no different. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, following the same downtown route as last year.    
There was some question whether the city’s water main project on Broadway will affect the route, but parade chairman Kris Musick said it won’t.
At Monday’s city council meeting, Public Works Supt. Pat Davison said Myers Construction has been asked to stop the water main work at the 9th and Broadway Sts. intersection. They’ll be spending the rest of this week doing cleanup work and possibly some cement replacement.
The intersections at 9th and 10th Sts. will be open.
This year’s parade will follow the theme, “Chase County—Our Own Little Oasis.”
Musick said entries are coming in every day and she expects a big rush this week.
“It looks like the parade will come together very nicely,” she said this week.
There is no entry fee, and Chamber Bucks will be awarded as prizes.
First and second place in each division will receive $50 and $30, respectively, with an overall grand prize winner awarded $75.
Grand Marshal will be longtime Chase County farmer, Henry Meeske of Champion.
Divisions include organizations, religious, business/professional, equestrian and open class.