11th Greater Centralia Veterans July 4th Parade
The 11th Annual Greater Centralia Area 4th of July Veterans Parade will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with participants lining up on Chestnut Street in downtown Centralia beginning at Noon. The Parade will end in Fairview Park. Awards will be presented directly after the parade at the War Memorial by the Veteran’s pavilion in Fairview Park. This year’s parade lineup is as follows.
1. Centralia Police Dept.
2. Wamac Police Dept.
3. Centralia ESDA
4. Marion Co. ESDA
5. Honor Guards — Trail Life Group
6. Centralia Elks Lodge #493 — “The American Flag”
7. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2055 & Ladies Auxiliary
8. American Legion Post 446
9. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 176
11. DAV Chapter #28
12. DAV Egyptian Gateway Chapter #76
13. Greater Centralia Area Veterans Affairs Committee
13-A. Cub Scout Pack 446 & Boy Scout Troop 260
14. Grand Marshall —Honorable WW2 POW Sgt. Wilbert “Vince” Rolves
15. Float — Trail Life Group — “Christ Centered Outdoor Adventure”
16. City of Centralia Fire Dept.
17. Centralia Fire Protection Dist.
18. Patoka Fire Protection Dist.
19. Odin Fire Protection Dist.
20. LifeStar Ambulance Service Inc.
21. Lakeside EMS
22. City of Centralia —Mayor Kuder and City Council
23. City of Centralia Tourism Commission Trolley
24. City of Wamac — “Lil Toot Train, Lil American Pride”
25. Jr. Miss Marion County Fair Queen
26. Miss Marion County Fair Queen
26-A. Centralia Carillon Calliope
27. Float-Prairie State Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
28. Jim Beasley Veterans Tribute
29. Float — Centralia Masonic Lodge #201
30. Float — New Testament Baptist Church — “A Tip Of The Hat To America”
31. Outlaws MC of Centralia — “Let Freedom Roar”
32. Public Participants — Bradham Family, Lee Family
The line-up is not final and is subject to change. For more information or to sign up call 618-533-5602, 618-322-4238 or sign up at the registration table before the parade starts.
Pictured above is a scene from last year’s parade.