PORTAGE | The city's streets and sanitation workers have been named the grand marshals of this year's Fourth of July parade.
Mayor James Snyder said at this week's City Council meeting he chose the group to be grand marshal because of the work they did this past winter and because of their adaptation to the new automated trash system.
He requested this year's parade be led by a snowplow and an automated trash truck.
This year's parade will begin at 11 a.m. on July 4, leaving Willowcreek Middle School and heading south on Willowcreek Road to Lute Road.
The traditional festival will begin at 5 p.m. at the Willowcreek Middle School football field. There will be food and other vendors. There will be live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the fireworks display beginning at dusk.
Applications for both parade participation and potential vendors are online at the Portage Parks Department web site, inportageparks.com/4th-of-july-parade-and-festival/
For more information, contact Lori Wilkie at (219) 764-5736.