Ramblin' down Yampa Avenue

Grand Olde West Days parade set for May 28

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Community members will line the streets of downtown Craig to see who will ride in the "Ramblin' and Gamblin'" Grand Olde West Days parade May 28.

The annual parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Seventh and Breeze streets. The parade will proceed south on Yampa Avenue, next traveling west on Victory Way.

The route continues north on Ledford Street, by Sunset Meadows and Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab, and east on Eighth Street. Floats will travel down Eighth Street and back to the starting point.

Karen Brown is organizing entries for the Craig Lions Club, who sponsors the event. She hopes to see a variety and large number of entries in this year's parade.

"It's always more fun if more people get involved," she said.

She was unable to attend last year's event, but has heard that during the past couple of years, the parade has been growing in popularity.

"They were fairly large parades from what I understand, for our little town," Brown said.

She's also hoping entrants will be excited and dress in period costumes to fit the theme, "Ramblin' and Gamblin.'"

Also, a float is being built for the graduating seniors of Moffat County High School. They can ride on the float and show off their caps and gowns from that morning's ceremony.

The parade is just for fun; there are no awards given. Parade line-up will be from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Brown also wanted to note that no one is allowed to throw candy from the floats, but may distribute treats as the participant walks along the route.

Anyone interested in having a float in the parade should visit www.grandoldewestdays.com, or stop by the Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Ave., to pick up an entry form.

For more information, call Brown at 824-7898.

Michelle Perry may be reached at 824-7031 or mperry@craigdailypress.com.

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