You’ll see numerous American flags this morning as you drive on Highway 63 in Ashland, ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Ashland Betterment Coalition spokeswoman Alicia Ozenberger says dozens of participants have registered for Saturday morning’s parade.
“Now that’s not all floats. Some of those are tractors, some of those are horses. Some of those are floats, some of those are walkers. But we have about 50 people registered for the parade,” Ozenberger says.
Tomorrow morning’s parade begins at 9 at the Southern Boone primary school on Henry Clay. The parade ends on Main street. The parade draws people from numerous mid-Missouri towns.
Ms. Ozenberger says you’ll recognize the grand marshals.
“Our boys baseball team won the state championship, so they’re our grand marshal. As well as we have two participants from our high school track team that came in first-place in their events for the state competition for track. And so they’re also our grand marshal for the parade,” says Ozenberger.
She says there will also be several first responders. There will also be a tractor show tomorrow morning at 10 in Ashland, along with a free picnic lunch from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Meadows. They’ll accept donations for mission work. They will be grilling burgers and hot dogs, and they’ll have chips and beverages as well.