From: Assistant Chief Ean Reed – Public Information Officer
We Welcome everyone to this year’s festivities and encourage everyone to enjoy themselves and take advantage of all the Fish Fry has to offer. That being said, there are still a few safety concerns that need to be addressed for everyone to get the most enjoyment while staying as safe as possible. There will be no mask requirement at the Grand Parade or Small Fry Parade, however we encourage you to use as much precautions as possible regarding social distancing and the use of appropriate sanitizing materials. As in year’s past there are other concerns that we will address about safety for all attendees:
•Parking is allowed on the south side of the parade route from Tyson Avenue east bound to Fairgrounds Road beginning at Midnight Thursday night.
•Make sure that Private Drives and Intersections remain clear
•Leave your Cell Phone Number on your dash if you are leaving your vehicle on the parade route. If there is a problem, we will attempt to call you prior to towing the vehicle
•No bikes, ATV’s, skateboards, skates, mini bikes, etc. on route unless part of the parade or authorized (i.e. Jaycees, EMS, Rescue Squad, and Law Enforcement)
•No pets of any kind allowed on the parade route unless part of the parade
•No throwing of any items from the parade entrants, entrants may walk items out to the spectators if desired.
•No Poppers or other firework type of device will be sold or thrown on the parade route.
•When the parade ends, make sure all vehicles are moved. If left unattended in a traffic lane, they will be towed.
•Vendors must have a permit to sell on parade route.
•Backpacks will be checked for content on the route.
•Parade entrants must be in possession of a valid Driver’s License
•Handicap parking will be provided on a first come first serve basis at Walker’s Pre-owned vehicles, 1322 East Wood Street. Handicap placard is required.
We would like to personally thank everyone for their cooperation and courtesy in these matters and we look forward to another great World’s Biggest Fish Fry Grand Parade!
Assistant Chief Ean Reed