The U.S. Army Marching Band from Fort Sill will participate in the annual '89er Day Parade

By Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

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77th Army Band Ft. Sill
Today is the final day for entries in the annual '89er Day Parade scheduled for 10 a.m. April 21.

Organizers said more than 75 entries have been received for the parade which celebrates the opening of the first Oklahoma land to settlers in 1889.

The theme is "Norman's Parade of the Century ... It's a Brand New State." Longtime Norman attorney and community leader Robert "Buddy" Pendarvis will serve as grand marshal.

Parade application forms will be mailed to those leaving requests at 217-9611. Ten division entries will be judged. First place trophies and certificates for second and third places will be awarded at the Moore-Lindsay House, 508 N. Peters Ave. at 1 p.m.

The U.S. Army Marching Band from Fort Sill will participate, it was announced this week. Additionally, the John Arnold Bluegrass Band will play at 3:30 p.m. at the Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum and Ruth Updegraff Park.

The parade will start at 10 a.m. at Norman High School and end at Main Street and Crawford Avenue.

After the parade the '89er Day Festival will be available at the Moore-Lindsay Historical Museum featuring arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, food booths and musical entertainment featuring local talent. There will be free horse-drawn carriage rides between the Historical Museum and the Car Show in Andrews Park.

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