The Kiwanis Club of Farmersville, with the support of the City of Farmersville and members of the community, will be sponsoring Farmersville’s 60th Diamond Anniversary Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 26.
This is the only Memorial Day parade held in Tulare County and is the longest-running event in the city. In fact, it has been around longer than Farmersville has been a city. The parade, which features 80 entries, starts at 10am and normally lasts an hour.
The parade will run west on Visalia Road to Farmersville Boulevard, turning right and continuing north on Farmersville Boulevard to Front Street. Trophies will be awarded for first and second place in various categories as well as a Sweepstakes Trophy for the best entry. The trophies will be presented at the location of the judges’ stand in front of the La Muebleria El Alto Furniture Store, at the corner of Farmersville Boulevard and Ash Street, immediately following the parade.
Members of the parade committee will sell raffle tickets along the route to offset the cost of trophies. Raffle prizes are donated by many of the community merchants. Winners of raffle prizes will be announced at the end of the parade.
Even though Farmersville is a small city, residents still feel that same great pride in our country as the bigger cities. For many, the Memorial Day Parade is a special family event and a wonderful way to honor our veterans.
Those interested in placing an entry in the Parade should contact the Farmersville Memorial Day Parade Committee at P.O. Box 244, Farmersville, CA 93223, or at [email protected]. For more information, call 731-9774.