Memorial Day Parade!

By: Dwayne Wilder
The annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce, will be Monday, May 29 at 1 p.m. in downtown Denison. The theme for the parade is “Honoring our Heroes”. 
 
We honor those who have perished in the line of duty, show appreciation to our veterans and current military men and women serving our country,” said Shelly Kisel, of the Chamber.
 
Local veterans group and color guards will lead the group of participants; along with the Denison High School Band, she added.
 
According to Kisel, the parade staging area will be on Crawford Street beginning at 12 noon. The parade will then begin at the intersection of Crawford and Armstrong streets, where it will go north on Armstrong Street to Main Street; then east on Main to Rusk Avenue; and north on Rusk to Woodard Street; then turning west to end at Mirick Street.
 
Entries already signed up include veterans groups, the DHS band and drill team, civic groups, numerous units from the Shriner’s Organization of Dallas, individual cars and marchers along with equestrian groups.  There is no entry fee; but cash prizes will be awarded for Grand Prize (Best of Parade) $200; First Prize - $150; Second Prize - $100; Car/Motorcycle group - $75.00 and Equestrian Group - $75.00.
 
There will be a Memorial Day Honor Ceremony at the City of Denison SNAP Center at 10 a.m.  The SNAP center is at 531 W Chestnut; all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Any volunteers are invited to set out flags at FairviewCemetery on Saturday morning; flags will be provided.
 
Parade participants and attendees are encouraged to enjoy the Denison Boys & Girls Club sponsored “Taste of Texoma,” which will be held at the First Baptist Church at 601 W Woodard Street 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Day. 


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