Shrimp Festival Parade

Photos courtesy of Tom Clare

The weather was beautiful and the crowds lined Centre Street.

Q - 20 Group
Aaron & Rena Rawls,Grand Marshal
Marine Trawlers Owners Association pirates at the parade
NC Sheriff’s Seadoo & Guest


According to Sandy Price, executive director of the Shrimp Festival, there were many factors involved with the Shrimp Festival Committee’s decision to change the date of the Shrimp Festival parade. The date change was a result of citizen comments, concerns over a long day for children by holding the parade on a school night, traffic and concerns over the length of the parade, and the availability of out of town bands. The festival will benefit by receiving better media exposure prior to the festival weekend.

City Manager Joe Gerrity and his wife Carrie
City Manager Joe Gerrity and his wife Carrie

Editor’s Note: Gerry Clare, Roving Reporter attended the Book Island Festival Luncheon. We thank her husband Tom for the photos of today’s parade. The weather was beautiful, the crowds lined Centre Street and the controversial parade was in full swing Saturday. Your roving reporter was at the Book Festival.

April 27, 2013 8:43 p.m.

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