The Journal Gazette
The Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival announced Monday that the theme of its 2012 Lutheran Health Network Parade is "Community Landmarks and Legends."
The parade has been the unofficial kickoff for the Three Rivers Festival during the last four decades. This year’s parade, to start the 44th annual festival, will step off at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, the announcement said.
The grand marshals will be the area’s returning soldiers.
“We wanted to thank our returning veterans. Many have not been able to celebrate with us in several years, and it’s very important for us to let them know how much we appreciate their sacrifice and commitment to our country,” said Adam Ehle, president of the Three Rivers Festival Board of Directors, in a statement.
Applications for the parade are available for download at the festival website, threeriversfestival.org, or by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for parade applications is April 15.