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Contest offered for best historically themed entries in parade

By MELANIE PILTINGSRUD
Contributing Writer

The Farm and City Days Committee has a special plan for the parade this July. Businesses in New Richland who choose to enter the parade will help to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the city with a float contest representing historical themes.

“We just kind of gave them a general theme,” says Sara Jo Vulcan, one of the members of the Farm and City Days committee, “so they can pick whatever historical thing they want to pick for their float. We’re going to have people from outside of New Richland judge the floats.”

According to Vulcan, the parade usually has between 60 and 70 floats from New Richland and surrounding areas. Only businesses in New Richland have been invited to participate in the historically themed float contest though, and we’ll have to wait until parade time to find out how those businesses have chosen to represent their chosen historical themes.

The Farm and City Days Parade will take place on Saturday, July 8 at 5 p.m.

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