Float Parade to be Held in Honor of Clay County Fair’s 150th Anniversary, Public Invited to Enter Their Own Floats

By Quinn O’Hara

The Clay County Fair will have a fair parade this year in celebration of the fair’s 150th anniversary.

The parade will start at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 22, behind Lincoln Elementary School in Clay Center. It will head east to 12th St., continue south on 12th St. to Harriet St., then head east, then south, passing the livestock barns on the Clay County Fairgrounds. The parade will continue south and end behind the Clay County Exhibit Building.

Clay County Fair Board President Mike Argo said individuals are invited to create their own floats to participate in the parade.

The Fair’s Marshals will be Robert and Freeda Knitter in honor of over 50 years of service to the Clay County Fair.

This year’s theme is “Honor Our Past, Building Our Future.” Argo said individuals can choose to design their float around the year’s theme or other theme if they would prefer. Those interested in creating a float for the parade are asked to register via the form found on the Clay County, Ks, website.

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