This parade began in 1996 with the Latham and King family just deciding to have a parade. They were prepared for the River Night Parade in San Marcos but it was cancelled because the river was too low. We took the “birthday cake” decoration and put it on our trailer. There were 3 or 4 convertibles and we just had a parade. Some of us rode and others were spectators. The next year some folks called and ask if we were doing the parade again and the rest is history. There has been a parade every year since.
Anyone can be in the parade they just need to take Bowie off Lockhart Street. When they get to a place where there is a float, a bike, a car or maybe even a mower in front of them they are in line. The children will gather on Main Street at the telephone company. They lead the parade but stop at the Three Rivers Church. The rest of the parade will go down Lockhart Street to Bowie and over to Johnson and back to Main Street. People wanting to be in the parade need to be in line by 9:30.
If their float has a group like a group of kids we ask they gather in the Catholic Church parking lot with the parents parking across the street. This is for safety reasons. We don’t won’t little ones walking down Bowie nor do we want cars trying to drive down if they are not in the parade.
There will be some booths on Main Street across from the Library. The booths will open at 9:00 and anyone wanting to know more about the booths just needs to call the City Office. Should anyone need information about the parade they should call me: 512-357-6140
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