LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lakeport will once again host a Memorial Day celebration later this month.
Lakeport’s annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Saturday, May 25.
The parade will start at 11 a.m. sharp on Main Street, with Paul Reading returning as parade announcer.
The parade route travels from the Lake County Fairgrounds on Martin Street, entering Main at Martin Street and traveling north to Clear Lake Avenue, with the judges’ stand in front of the museum between Second and Third streets.
Entry applications are available on the Lake County Chamber Web site, www.lakecochamber.com ; click on the parade banner on the home page.
The chamber anticipates approximately 60 entries reflecting the theme “Salute to America’s Heroes.” Each year this parade salutes the members of our Armed Forces, retired and active.
The parade is sanctioned by the California State Horsemen’s Association, which presents an opportunity for equestrians to earn points for the CSHA annual award. Kim Cipro of Hidden Valley Lake is the sanctioned CSHA Judge for the parade.
The annual 4-H pancake breakfast at Natural High School on Main Street will be hosted again this year from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday by the Lakeport Kiwanis, who also sponsor a two-day craft faire at the same location. The Lakeport Main Street Association will have a booth at the faire providing opportunities to win a watercraft.
The chamber requests members of the public honor the no parking signs, which will be posted on Main Street from First Street to Fourth Street, calling for no parking during the hours of 10 a.m. to noon, as it will allow unobstructed views of the parade for spectators.
On Sunday, May 26, the Lake County Corvette Club will have a Corvettes only Show & Shine next to Library Park.
For more information, call the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, 707-263-5092.