Registration for the Grain Valley Fair Parade is now open. The Grain Valley Police Department’s Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program is organizing this year’s parade, which will take place at Noon on Saturday, September 7th.
“This is our first effort in organizing the parade. Mayor Todd and staff had the structure well in place. We are doing only one thing different this year, in that we are charging entrants excluding 501c3 entities. The registration fees support our Law Enforcement Scholarship Fund,” Cindy Bell, VIPS Secretary said.
This year’s parade theme is "Broadway Shows". The parade categories are: Specialty, Best Dance Routine, Most Humorous, Community Spirit, Best Youth Group, Best Float and Best Automobile. The community parade also serves as the high school homecoming parade.
“We have 24 active members on our roster. It will take as many VIPS as available on Sept. 7th to man the intersections, direct vehicle and foot traffic and just be visible to the public for safety and questions. The Boys Scouts are the biggest help in lining up the parade entries.,” Bell said.
Parade forms and entry fees can be mailed or delivered to the police department and must be received by Friday, August 23rd.
An entry form for the parade can be found on the Grain Valley News website, www.grainvalleynews.com.
Photo credit: Diana Luppens, Switch Focus Studios