Monday, August 6 - The Hall of Fame Grand Parade was this past Saturday, and Marsha was up front and center…really three rows back on the hill but she had a great view. Each year her brother, Rick, gets free tickets to sit at the Civic Center. They have a free buffet breakfast before, during and after the parade. Rick, Chris and Marsha sit, eat, and watch the parade pass-by.
The HOF Grande Parade started in 1963. That first year, an estimated 40,000 spectators gathered on the three-mile parade route. That first parade in 1963 featured 93 units, including 17 bands.
In 2006, the Timken Co. assumed the sponsorship role for the parade. It is now called the Timken Grand Parade.
Today, nearly 200,000 spectators lined the 2.2 mile route. The 2012 parade featured over 100 units.
The Timken Grand Parade has something for everyone!
Many more unique and fun specialty units.
It was a super parade. Everyone did a great job. Our hats off to all the volunteers.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!