Corn Festival parade to honor veterans, supporters | Events
The 2012 Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival Parade will feature nearly 100 entries when it rolls out Saturday afternoon.
The theme this year is “Home Grown Heroes: Honoring the Newest Generation of Veterans”.
The parade includes floats, antique cars, antique farm equipment and more, all entered this year to honor Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
The parade starts at the American Legion Park on Hwy 56, proceeds down Main Street to Townsend where it eventually returns to Legion Park.
The veterans are gathering at the Legion Building known as the Key Club at 1:30 p.m. There will be a short ceremony at the courthouse at 3:45.
The Morganfield Lions Club will present a plaque to the Parade Grand Marshall Bill Bauer who has two sons that served during the Iraq and Afghanistan missions. A plaque will be presented to the We Care support group. We Care normally sends two care packages a month (when supplies are good) to the local troops who are deployed overseas and tries to keep them supplied with phone cards so they are able to call home. A flag that was flown in Iraq will be presented to the We Care group also.
The ceremony will be mc'd by local radio personality John Robinson.