“Pancake Day Parade Right Around Corner”
The Liberal Rotary Club is now taking entries for the 68th International Pancake Day Parade. Club President Leslie Bissell said,” It is our honor to sponsor and organize the annual parade. This year’s theme is “Hope for Humanity” and the parade has been moved back to the same day that International Pancake Day is on this year, Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. The parade will start at 3 pm and is the final event of the celebration.”
The annual parade starts at the corner of 11th and Kansas Avenue and ends at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and Trail Street. There will be prizes in each of 5 divisions. First prize in each division will earn $150, second $100, and third garners a prize of $50. Entries will enter in one of the following 5 divisions: Commercial, Non-Profit Organizations, Schools, Antique Automobiles and Equipment, and Motorized Vehicles. 3 judges will score the entries on originality, creativity, and effort.
Mike Brack, Rotary Club member and Parade Chair said, “Once we receive your entry, you will be emailed a detailed map and instructions to follow that day. Each entry is responsible for it’s own signs and other items for identification during the parade. We would like everyone in the parade to be mindful of this year’s parade theme, “Hope for Humanity” and incorporate it into their entry. The parade is always fun and some of the past entries are long remembered, such as Buddy Heaton riding his buffalo in the parade, the Rainbow Bread truck and it miniature loaves of bread, a flyover by Lyddon Aero, That Liberal Band along with the West and South Bands, Chief and Princess Satanta, local and state officials, and great support from the local car clubs and the City of Liberal and Seward County.”
Anyone that needs additional information should call Mike Brack at 620 482 0466 or go to www.pancakeday.net