Danedri Thompson
Horses, politicians and the Gardner Edgerton High School marching band will help make the Johnson County Fair parade a fair e tail on Saturday morning. The annual parade starts at 10:30 a.m., but traffic will be disrupted long before then.
Parade participants will start lining up at 8:30 a.m. checking in at a GE District building off Madison Street and filling the roads and parking lots around Wheatridge Middle School and Gardner Elementary School.
And then horses, emergency vehicles, floats – and of course, politicians – will start making their way through town.
Organizers anticipate more than 60 parade entries.
During the parade, entrants will be announced from the judges’ tables in front of city hall. They’ll be judged in a variety of different categories.
The event should last between an hour and an hour and a half, and viewers will know they’ve seen it all when they see the final parade entrant – a car with “That’s all Folks!” on its sides.
The parade entrants will start and finish their trek through town at Wheatridge Middle School. From there, they’ll head south on Sycamore Street toward Main Street. On Main, the parade will travel west to Pine Street north to Washington Street, before taking a block-long jaunt north on Walnut Street and heading east on Shawnee Street back to the middle school.
The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m.