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Calling all creative folks: Parade entries sought for upcoming festivities

Park Rapids will once again host the annual Fourth of July parade on Thursday, July 4 on Main Ave.

This year, the parade begins at 3 p.m. The theme for the parade is “We the People,” with special honors to the firefighters and first responders who fought the Green Valley Fire and all firefighters and first responders who risk their own lives to save another.

Those interested in having a float in the parade are asked to fill out an entry form by going to or contacting the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 732-4111.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The goal this year is to have over 125 entries.

The Menahga Civic & Commerce is also seeking floats for the Midsummer parade, which is Saturday, July 6.

Forms are available at

Completed parade forms can be e-mailed to Mark Hepokoski at or send the form in the mail to C&C Midsummer Parade, P O Box 74, Menahga, MN 56464-0074.