Bond County Bicentennial Parade

Louie will be in the Bond County Bicentennial with the Blues Crew

As part of the Bond County Bicentennial celebration, a parade will be held, beginning at 3 pm on Sunday, July 2nd.

The parade will feature the legendary Oscar Meyer Weinermobile and the Planters Peanut Peanutmobile. Louie and the Blues Crew make a return appearance, as does Ronald McDonald and Shriner marching units. Many local floats will also be included in the parade.

The St. Louis Blues Blue Crew

The parade will line up on College Avenue, east of Elm Street starting at 2 pm. Parade participants should line up on College Avenue, coming from Idler Lane. The parade will wind through downtown Greenville and proceed in front of the main stage at the intersection of Second and Main.

Bicentennial parade chairman Allan Davis said there is no fee to participate in the parade, but everyone is encouraged to pre-register. Registration forms can be found on the Bond County Bicentennial web site http://www.bondcountyhistorical.org/bocobicent.

Following the parade, the Civil War Regiment Band will perform on the Courthouse lawn, followed by the Greenville Municipal Band at 5pm. The Ides of March, featuring legendary songwriter Jim Peterik, will perform on the Bradford National Bank Main Stage at 6:30pm, followed by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America who will perform leading into a spectacular fireworks display over downtown Greenville, sponsored by the Bond County Fourth Fest. The Brother Jefferson Blues Band will take the main stage after the fireworks to close out the Bicentennial celebration.

For more information, contact Davis at 618-267-9110 or by email bond911@sbcglobal.net.