July 26, 2013

Heritage Day parade shaping up

By JOHN GREEN, Contributing Writer

---- — MOIRA — Floats, antique cars, trucks and tractors will be featured in this year’s Moira Heritage Day parade.

The parade will head out at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, but participants must meet at the White’s garage baseball field by 9:30 a.m.

The theme of this year’s parade is “The ‘40s,” and the grand marshal is George Guyette.

Kim Warner, who is a member of the Parade Committee, says people have been calling about joining the parade as of late. She hopes more people continue to sign up — even though the official deadline has passed — to ensure a quality display for the crowd on hand.

“Usually, by the end, we have about 50 entries, at least,” Warner said.

“We have a full writeup on each person. There’s an announcer up at the four corners who tells about whatever the entry is and all of that.”

Warner, who has been a part of the Parade Committee for the past 10 years, is excited about the entries they have so far.

In her mind, the Heritage Day parade is very good, considering how small the community is, but she would like for it to be even better this year. The only way that can happen is if new people join, Warner said.

“We don’t ever get any motorcycles. I see there are different motorcycle groups around, but we’ve never had anything like that. But, we welcome anything as long, as it’s not political.

“It’s usually a pretty nice parade, (and) it usually goes close to an hour.”

Those who want to join the parade can enter up until Saturday morning, but very last-minute entries will come last and will not be announced. To sign up, call Kim Warner at 529-7779 or Valerie Dunning at 529-6134.


The parade will start at White’s garage and continue down Route 11 to the Moira Town Park, where the 14th-annual Moira Heritage Day festival will take place until 4 p.m.

The event will feature children’s games, a Chinese auction, souvenir table, petting zoo, face painting, bingo, a spelling bee, quilting, basket weaving and many other activities.

Food choices will include hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream, fried dough and cotton candy.

Whether you go to join in or just to watch, Warner said, the Moira Heritage Day parade and festival will be a fun time for the entire family.

“It’s a safe environment. The more that come and the more varied it is, the more people will) enjoy it.”