Tomorrow Today: Lineup for festival parade

By Rena Gush | Beacon Positivity Columnist

Wrecker? Damn-near killed ‘er!

Bass Lake Summerfest Festival opens Thursday.

Previously known as Pre-Mid-Summer Festival Week Days, organizers established a catchier name “to reflect the times,” said event-committee member Arshley Swanson.

What’s not to like about that?

One of the biggest events of the festival is the annual parade. This year’s parade begins at 2:45 p.m. Saturday in uptown Bass Lake.

I’ve never met a single person who doesn’t love a parade, and I bet you never have, either!

Another highlight is the historic fireworks finale on Saturday night. We’ll get to that later.

Here is a partial parade lineup, provided by the event committee. For a complete list, visit the festival website.

  • Police car siren-blast
  • Fire truck siren-blast
  • (U.S.) Color Guard
  • Ambulance (sirens off)
  • Convertible containing parade marshal Simon Greenless, former president of Bass Lake School Board of Education
  • Float: Vintage theme of some kind
  • Hard-candy distribution team
  • Baton-Twirlers Anonymous
  • Bass Lake Resident of the Year (TBA)
  • Stilt-Clown Posse
  • Bass Lake High School marching band
  • Bass Lake Tractor Collectors Club, featuring Farmall F-20 John Deere 420 and Van Halen 5150.
  • Local merchant: Sir Cars-A-Lot
  • Michiana Parade-Haters Club
  • Float: Regional Corporate Hospital downsizing team
  • Local merchant: 姐妹城市舞者
  • Children wearing matching T-shirts

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