ELLINWOOD — The Ellinwood Rotary Club in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is in the process of organizing the After Harvest Festival parade held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19. Line-up will begin at 9 a.m. on Park Street on the west edge of Ellinwood.
The Ellinwood Rotary Parade Committee has selected the theme, “Ellinwood – We Put The Heart In The Heartland.” “Ellinwood truly does put the heart in the heartland.
Ask anybody who has ever visited our community, and they will tell you what they remember most – the people. Our people are known as some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet because they love their town. This year’s parade theme is fitting because it gives us a chance to showcase why it is we love Ellinwood—our favorite memories, people, places and things,” said Basil Dannebohm, chamber administrator.
Ellinwood Rotary started selecting a theme for the parade in 1991 to help celebrate or recognize special events or personalities and help create a focal point for the entire After Harvest Festival. All parade entrants are encouraged to incorporate the theme into their float. The theme was also selected to enhance this year’s Chamber of Commerce’s slogan “Ellinwood-We Put The Heart In The Heartland”.
Awards will be given in the following categories: All Around; Antique Tractor; Antique/Classic vehicle; Commercial; Most Original; Religious Floats; Theme Floats; and Youth Entry.
Additional information and entry forms may be obtained online www.ellinwoodchamber.com or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 620-792-9553. Entry form deadline is July 14.