NEWPORT — The opening ceremony for Newport’s Centennial Celebration is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, June 30, in front of the Municipal Building.
Local and state dignitaries will kick off the celebration followed by a parade beginning at 11 a.m.
The parade will depart from School Street, making its way down Main Street to the traffic light on the corner of Main and East Main Street.
Parade Commissioner Steve Edgerley, who has decades of experience putting on parades, says that this will be one for the record books.
At least ten bands will march, including the North Country Union junior and senior high school bands, bagpipers, fife and drummers, a Bavarian brass band, and more.
Floats featuring local businesses and organizations will be featured in the parade.
Organizers say that it’s not too late to enter a float, and that trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories.
For more information, please contact Mr. Edgerley at 334-6912, or email KentuckyVT@comcast.net.