Parade marches to united theme song

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What's a county fair without a parade?

With the Moffat County Fair picking up the pace this week, the Craig Lions Club is once again sponsoring the Moffat County Fair Parade.

Organizers of the parade believe the theme, "Unity in the Community Celebrating the New Millennium," will suit parade-watchers and participants well.

"We invite and welcome any and all," Craig Lion Loyd DeuPree said. He only requires spectators to clap.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will lead the parade. Red Ashliman is the parade marshall.

The parade is open to everyone. The Craig Lions Club encourages all community members to participate or attend the parade. Floats, vehicles or anything that can move will be judged 50 percent on appearance, 25 percent on originality and 25 percent on effort. Ribbons will be given to the top three entrants in the parade, and every entrant will receive a certificate of entry.

"People seem to enjoy participating we try to join in and make it all work," DeuPree said. "We keep it rolling along.

Parade participants will line up on the corner of 7th St. and Breeze. Entry forms for the fair parade can be picked up at the Moffat County Extension Office, Country Living Realty or Western United Realty. Entry forms can be dropped off at the same locations or can be handed in the day of the parade.

Lions would like to see the "Unity in the Community" theme incorporated into parade vehicles.

"There is an emphasis on how well they fit the theme of the parade," Craig Lion Kenny Kawcak said. "Each year, we create better ways to get more attendance in the parade."

For more information, contact DeuPree at 824-3202 (days) or 826-6445 (evenings) or Kawcak at 824-0223 (days) or 824-7161 (evenings). Completed entry forms can be faxed to 824-4755.

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