Light Up Logansport Parade returns Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

Last Updated on November 25, 2016 by cassnetwork

A holiday tradition returns to downtown Logansport.

The Light Up Logansport Parade is set to begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.

Julie Kitchell and her family enjoyed attending the Light Up Logansport parade until its final run in 2012, and when her husband was elected mayor of Logansport last year, she made bringing the parade back in 2016 one of her priorities.

Bolstered by the community’s enthusiasm to see the parade return, Kitchell led a volunteer committee that met throughout the year.

About two dozen businesses, organizations and community groups signed up to participate in this year’s parade. The committee decided to ask participants to incorporate a “Bicentennial” theme, in recognition of Indiana’s 200th year as a state. “Bicentennial Citizens” honored by the mayor throughout the year, along with Cass County’s torchbearers and the community’s costumed Bicentennial characters have also been invited to participate.

While Kitchell hopes this year’s effort will mark the long-time return of one of the community’s favorite traditions, she says it’s also a nice way for the community to honor the state’s 200th birthday.

The parade route will travel along Broadway, beginning around 8th Street, and head south on 4th Street toward the Farmer’s Market Lot. The parade floats will not be on display at Little Turtle Waterway this year.

Prior to the parade, The State Theatre will host a free screening of “The Wizard of Oz” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, Jarrell Orthodontics will sponsor a matinee of “Elf” at the State Theatre. Admission will be free with canned food donations to benefit Emmaus Mission Center.

SOURCE: News release from City of Logansport

Edito’rs note: This was originally posted on Nov. 18, 2016.