The Education Foundation and Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District will once again have an entry in the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival parade, and officials are encouraging adults and their children to participate.

More than 50 Foundation board members, along with District staff and their children, have participated each of the past two years. The District will provide a gift to anyone who participates. To be eligible, you must e-mail Communications Director Perry Hibner by August 10. T-shirts have been provided the past two years.
This year’s parade will take place on Sunday, August 26, starting at noon. The parade starts on University Avenue at Maple Street, and continues west along University to Parmenter Street, where the route turns north before entering the festival grounds at Fireman’s Park via Lee Street.

The District will have a yellow bus for those who prefer to ride. Parade officials are requesting that participants begin lining up at 11 a.m. and be ready to start by 11:45. The location of the bus in the parade hasn’t been determined yet, however, the District has typically been placed near the start of the parade next to the MHS band.

Superintendent and Foundation board member George Mavroulis served as the parade marshal in 2016, while former Board of Education member and Foundation board member Ellen Lindgren and communications assistant Ruth Bachmeier received Good Neighbor awards.

The Foundation will also hold its second annual Trivia Contest on the GNF grounds on Saturday, August 25. Last year, 10 teams and nearly 60 people participated in the inaugural event.

This year’s theme is Mardi Gras. Visit the Good Neighbor Festival website to learn more.

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