Friday, July 08, 2005
KaMeshia Hatcher, a summer intern at the N-S who will be starting law school at Michigan State in the fall, writes about changes to this year's parade:
Saturday’s parade route change was made to avoid construction areas downtown and to cut back on the number of police officers, Kathleen Alter, executive director, said. The change will reduce the festival’s budget, she added.
The route is shorter. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. instead of 9:50 a.m. However, the parade will still end at noon.