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2018 PIONEER DAYS PARADE THEME ANNOUNCED
The Kalida Lions and Kalida Firefighters have announced the theme for the upcoming Pioneer Days parade to be held the Sunday after Labor Day. Every year, local Kalida students are asked their suggestions for the parade theme. This year’s parade theme “Everybody Loves Pioneer, The Best time of Year!” was submitted by Brady Unverferth, son of Barry & Kathy Unverferth. For his efforts, Brady will be riding the Pioneer Days rides free all weekend!
The annual Pioneer Days parade is one of Northwest and West Central Ohio’s largest parades, with normally 8-10 marching bands, various floats, Military vehicles and many new entries every year. Pioneer Days in Kalida, now in its 146th year, is Ohio’s Oldest festival, and is “always the weekend after Labor Day”. The four day festival is sponsored by the Kalida Lions Club and The Kalida Firefighters.
Left to right: Firefighters Jeff Schulte, Ryan Unverferth, Aaron Vorst, Parade Theme winner Brady Unverferth , Lions Kyle Unverferth, Curt Unverferth, Scott Unverferth.