Meetings for 4th of July parade start Sunday

Fort Madison's Jesse Rudd brings up the one-man bass drum as the Charlie Korschgen Kiddie parade kicks in downtown Fort Madison. Planning is underway for the 2022 event. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

Volunteers and donations needed to help put on event

FORT MADISON – A meeting to begin planning for the 110th annual Charlie Korschgen 4th of July Kiddie Parade will be held, Sunday, February 8 at 4:30 pm at the Loyal Order of Moose Family Center.

L. D. “Andy” Andrews, general chairman of the event, always need volunteers to serve on the committee to make the parade a success. It takes several volunteers to help plan the parade, assist with registration, line-up, fundraising and ensure the participants safety.

The 2021 patriotic event on July 4th went well with an average number of participants as in previous years despite the onset of the COVID 19.  Getting volunteers to assist the parade committee was hard to accomplish according to Andrews.

This year registrations for prizes, judging, awarding of prize money and trophies will return to normal. This is also the year to celebrate the State of Iowa’s 175th anniversary.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, four other meetings will be scheduled in next few months in preparation for the parade on July 4, 2022.

If willing to help with the planning, visit the Charlie Korschgen Fourth of July Kiddie Parade Facebook page, attend this meeting, or contact Andy Andrews  at 319-371-5379.

Tax deductible donations to support the parade may be sent to Kiddie Parade at PO Box 243, Fort Madison, Iowa, 52627 to assure this event continues for many more years

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