Fair parade set Sunday; still seeking floats

Monday, July 12, 2021

With a theme of “Hometown Survivors-Staying Strong Together,” the 2021 Putnam County 4-H Fair Parade is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18.

The parade will follow its usual course, Washington Street in Greencastle, starting at the Indianapolis Road intersection and continuing westbound to Putnam County Courthouse Square.

Local auctioneer and longtime fair volunteer Jeff Rich will serve as grand marshal. Read more about Rich in the Friday edition of the Banner Graphic.

Jeff Rich

Besides wanting plenty of folks lining the street for the parade, the parade committee is also seeking more entrants, floats in particular, for the parade.

“We are obviously looking for anyone who would like to be a part of the parade,” Chairman Nancy Michael said. “We want to remind people that we have a float competition.”

Michael noted that one reason the parade was moved to the Sunday prior to the start of the fair itself was to get more involvement from the 4-H’ers themselves. The hope is that more 4-H clubs will get involved.

“4-H is what we’re celebrating,” Michael said. “We know 4-H’ers are incredibly busy with their projects and we hate to throw one more thing at them. But this is a competition and we have cash prizes.”

Any 4-H organization qualifies.

Other community businesses and organizations may also register by visiting https://putcofair.org/fair.html.

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