Glen Arbor parade draws 100 entries
About 100 entries made their way down M-22 in Glen Arbor yesterday in the 49th annual parade. The parade, which took about one hour, included the usual suspects — fire trucks, politicians and the Glen Arbor Kazoo Corps. There were also a couple of new entries, including the new Glen Arbor Fire Department Rescue and Fire boat, which was 100 percent paid for with community donations. The boat was put into service this year.
Stanley Brubaker, the unofficial organizer of the parade, said there were just as many spectators this year as last, despite the fact that the holiday fell in the middle of the week. Temperatures that rose to nearly 90 degrees didn’t keep anybody away either.
“There are a ton of spectators,” Brubaker said. “It takes up the whole town.”
There were also just as many parade entries, he said. “People started lining up at about 10 a.m. in Glen Arbor,” he said.
The Glen Arbor parade has been held every year since 1963.