Bicentennial parade shaping up

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Plans for the parade and celebration to mark the Logan County Bicentennial celebration continue to take shape.

The Sunday, Sept. 9, event will feature a parade from the Logan County Fairgrounds to downtown Bellefontaine, where it will end at the new courtyard of the Logan County Courthouse.

Logan County was officially formed on March 1, 1818, and the county has been celebrating its bicentennial with a series of public events.

The parade, which is free open to the public to participate in, will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will feature 17 honorary grand marshals, with one selected from each township, classic cars, antiques tractors and bicentennial-themed floats, the Bicentennial Steering Committee discussed at its Thursday meeting.

The evening will also include walking tours of historic buildings throughout downtown. Any historic building owners who wish to participate in the building tour, however, should contact Todd McCormick, (937) 593-7557, at the Logan County History Center by Aug. 1.

The Holland Theatre will also host the High and Mighty Brass Band of New York City for a free concert to conclude the evening.

As part of the bicentennial event series, the Logan County Historical Society will have a booth at the Harbor Fest in Russells Point on Saturday, Aug. 4, and the group is supporting the Central Ohio Wagoneers’ wagon train which will be in Zanesfield’s Hall-Fawcett Park the week of Aug. 6.

Anyone wishing to register in advance for the parade should fill out an entry form, which is available by clicking this link. Deadline for entries is Sept. 3.

For more information, contact parade chair Samantha Jackson at (937) 419-3504 or email logancountybicentennialparade@ yahoo.com. Entry forms may be mailed to Bicentennial Parade Committee, 1239 W. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.