Garland officials, along with NC STEP volunteers and community sponsors, are gearing up for a big day in October.
The Garland Community Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. in downtown Garland.
The theme is “Honoring Yesterday, Celebrating Today, and Embracing Tomorrow!” It will replace the former Rotary Parade.
“This is a very special day for our community and town as we honor and reflect on our rich history and heritage, celebrate our present, and build for our future generations,” stated Garland Commissioner Carolyn Melvin and Mayor Winifred Murphy in a letter to community supporters that was also provided to The Independent.
The day will be filled with food vendors (Chinese, Mexican, Southern), arts/crafts, musical entertainment, car show, a special unity ceremony and a parade.
“With the community’s help, we hope to have activities for all ages and cultures,” they said.
Parade and vendor applications are available for those who want to participate. The entry fee is $50 and is due by Oct. 1. Forms are available online at www.townofgarlandnc.com/Garland-Community-Day.html
The parade is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Participants will begin to line up at 9:30 a.m. on West Seventh Street and Church Avenue. Parade coordinators will have an assigned parade line up number available.
For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Melvin at 910-336-5139 or Murphy at 910-627-1692.