Overview of ‘500 Festival Parade’ Participation

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Bill Hodgson, the long-time district coordinator for the 500 Festival Parade, visited Roundtable last night. The theme of the parade will be “Celebrating the Stories of May” in honor of this year’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

He reported that North Star District will be reprising its role as the chair-setters for the 300 block of North Pennsylvania Street this year.

Unfortunately Bill will not be available for the parade this year. He has asked one of his long-time associates to take the lead in his place. (More on this once the succession plan is confirmed.)

North Star will be setting up 1,030 chairs near the former location of the Indy Star Building, across the street from the federal courthouse and 1 block north of the Union Planter Tower.

Cubs and Scouts should arrive in Class A uniforms. Plenty of on-street parking should be available this early. Bill also recommends parking to the East of the parade route to ease exiting the area, as scourt can get out of there early.

They will be able to see the parade afterward.

Set up will begin around 8:30 am.

Hope to see you there.