Lovin’ the Louisville Labor Day Parade

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Do you know which city has the longest running Labor Day parade in Colorado? Louisville does.  Louisville has been having this parade for 77 years!

Do you know which city has the longest running Labor Day parade in Colorado? Louisville does.  Louisville has been having this parade for 77 years! In this parade there are marching bands from local schools, local organizations and much, much more!
 

 

Many organizations were represented in the parade this year, including Cub Scouts, Louisville dolphins swim team, DAR, CAR, SAR, and Miss Teen Universal. I got to speak to people from all of these organizations, and they all have different stories. Will Dienstfrey, of the Cub Scouts, said they had a design of marching in a formation and holding the American Flag. Pack 80 had 20 people marching. The Daughters, Children, and Sons of the American Revolution also marched. The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization where everyone is a descendent of someone in the Revolutionary War. They try to help people remember history and how hard it was to found this country.  They had 70 – 140 people who helped or marched in the parade. Also in the parade was Miss Teen Universal, Ashleigh Gutierrez from Broomfield, who said she loves riding in parades.  There was also a float for the Louisville dolphins swim team, who waved and threw candy into the crowd.
 

 

Every year, Louisville gives out awards to groups that participate in the parade. The winner of the award of merit was Avista hospital, with a float celebrating the Olympics. Most Unique went to Balfour retirement community for its float that celebrated Hollywood called, “fun is watching an old fashioned movie.” Finally, most outstanding went to Centarus High Marching band! In addition to the parade, Louisville hosted a pie baking contest, and there were rides and booths.  This is a great parade, and I recommend you try to go next year and help celebrate the 78th year!