As you might have heard the Michigan City Police have taken over the Kiddie Parade to attempt to revitalize the parade to the way it once was, large, exciting and memorable for children, parents, grandparents and residents.
We are hosting this event on Friday July 3rd at 6:00pm, during First Friday’s beginning at 7th St. and traveling north on Franklin St. to the conclusion at the Michigan City Library. There will be plenty of staff on hand to answer any questions and bathrooms will be available.
Numerous Sponsors and partners have come forward to help with this “ALL FREE” event. in We will be serving a “Healthy Snack” courtesy of McDonald’s upon registering for the parade and then a FREE Hotdog, chip and drink meal at the conclusion of the parade for all! So parents don’t worry about dinner!
We will then tally up all the votes as we supply Dairy Queen Ice Cream to all participants during the awards ceremony. The event will also be broadcast live on television through Michigan City Live.
We have just secured Ronald McDonald as the Parade Grand Marshall along with our High School ROTC color guard leading off the parade. We gladly have the Michiana Clown as participants along with the Michigan City Soul Steppers.
With the partnership of Horizon Bank we have several members of that organization wearing “American Hero” costumes and will meet and greet the children along the parade route.
This year we have added PETS as an additional category!
Any questions can be directed to myself Sergeant Chris Yagelski at 873-1461 Ext. #333 or Rhonda Swistek at #334
There are registration forms and more information on our Webpage and also visit us on FACEBOOK!
Celebrity Judges include
Mayor Ron Meer and his wife Agnes
Sheriff John Boyd and his wife Amy
Prosecutor John Espar and his wife Yolla
Joe Coar and his wife Betty
Mike Dempsey and Amy Hamann
A list of our generous sponsors and Partners are:
McDonald’s of LaPorte County
Michigan City Chrysler
Lewis Bakery of LaPorte
FOP Ladies Auxiliary
Michigan City Citizen’s Police Academy
Michigan City EMA Volunteers
Michigan City Live
Save A Lot
Michigan City Public Library