Grand Marshall Mark Sustaire and family will lead the annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade Saturday, June 11th. The parade will leave the Buford Park staging area at 10 a.m. and follow the traditional parade route down Connally Steet to Celebration Plaza then out Gilmer Street to South Broadway and conclude at the corner of South Broadway and Lee Street.
Sustaire will follow the color guard and be followed by the reigning Dairy Festival Queen Sidney Dietze. Four anniversary Dairy Festival Queens are expected to participate in the parade. They include 50th Anniversary Queen Judy Gillis, 40th Anniversary Queen Kim Tucker Huffstetler, 25th Anniversary Queen Carol Ann Taylor Moore, and 10th Anniversary Queen Kate Watson Davis.
Over 100 entries are expected in the parade including the festival queen contestants, the ever popular children on golf cart floats, hot air balloon floats, commercial entries, area dignitaries, sports teams, and church groups.