Esky’s Sesquicentennial Parade line-up announced

ESCANABA – The line-up for Escanaba’s Sesquicentennial Parade has been announced. The parade will be held Friday on Ludington Street at starts at 7 p.m. from the Civic Center area.

Parade line-up is 6 p.m. at the Civic Center area. There will be three sections of the parade. First will be antique and classic vehicles. They will be followed by the Patriot Guard Riders/motorcycles, and then floats and walkers. If you are interested in participating in the parade contact Bonnie Wenick-Kutz at 906-466-2116 or cell phone 906-280-5857 or Karl Kutz at 906-280-2567.

Line-up for the parade is:

Escanaba Public Safety police vehicle

Section 1 of the parade: Vintage and Classic Vehicles

1. Great Lakes 1st Federal Credit Union: 1931 Ford Model A Roadster

2. Escanaba Steam Laundry (Ford Model A w/rumble seat)

3. Jamie and Melanie Gagnon (1983 Chev truck)

4. Model-T FLIVVREF Club from Menominee Area 8-15 cars

5. All local vintage and classic cars (meet in Anderson Funeral Home parking lot)

6. Golf cart with sign More To Come

Section 2 of the parade: Motorcycles

7. Patriot Guard Riders – motorcycles

Section 3 of the parade: Floats and marching units

8. Escanaba Public Safety Fire Truck

9. Ford River Fire Dept Trucks (two trucks and pick-up)

10. Upper Peninsula Detachment No. 444 Color Guard

11. U.S. Army Recruiting Center (walkers)

12. Upper Peninsula Detachment 444 “Iwo Jima” float

13. Upper Peninsula Detachment 444 “We Will Never Forget” float

14. Hannahville American Legion Post 116 (walkers)

15.Cloverland Post 82 ( Legionnaire of the Year John Greis)

16. Post 71 American Legion Drill Team

17. Sons of Union Civil War Veterans walkers pulling cannon

18. Grand Marshal John & Patt Besse (horse and carriage)

19. Northern Michigan Bank and Trust (float)

20. Richard Butryn homemade vintage vehicle, driven in the 1963 Centennial Parade

21. J&E Carriage Co. carrying Rene Lippins as Abe Lincoln

22. Ivan Malnar 1929 Model A Ford, driven in the 1963 Centennial Parade

23. Delta County Historical Society (float)

24. Knights of Columbus (float)

25. Upper Peninsula Honor Flight (float and vintage vehicles)

26. Escanaba City Marching Band

27. Escanaba Daily Press (walkers)

28. Hannahville Indian Community (float)

29. Altrusa Club of Escanaba (float)

30. Delta County Commissioners (people mover)

31. Mayors past and present mayors and Escanaba City Council members (vehicle Lenny Peterson)

32. George Rush oldest living mayor (vehicle)

33. Boy Scout Troop 370 visiting from North Caroline

34. Cub Scout Pack 411 (walkers)

35. Sea Scout’s Boat pulled by RV vehicle

36. All area Scouts

37. Esky 150 Committee-Jack and Bette Beck (Dennis Hanson Model T)

38. Paul Vardigan city recreation director (vehicle)?

39. Salvation Army (Float and Band)

40. Ambassodors (golf cart)

41. 1957 Little League World Series All Stars (Classic Auto Collision truck)

42. Sisters of Saint Francis OSF Health Care (vehicles)

43. Superior Chapter H.0.G (Vehicle)

44. Mr. Bike, Ski & Fitness (vintage bicycle)

45. Gratitude Steel Band (flat bed)

46. Miss Upper Peninsula Teen USA (Don Skopp vehicle)

47. 1963 Centennial Queen Roni Ross D’Eustachio and her court Peggy Monson Bryson/Judy Moore Vader/ Susan Virgo Solka (float sponsor Garceau*Wenick-Kutz*Magowan Insurance Agency).

48. 1963 Homecoming queen Linda Sundelius Westby (vehicle/own)

49. 1963 Miss Delta County Sandy Rahoi Vietze (vehicle)

50. 1963 Centennial court member Carol Kaiser Butryn/ vehicle

51. Jeanette LeCaptain – U.P. Sports Hall of Fame – Ice Capades (vehicle)

52. Bethany Lutheran Church (float music)

53. Ark Pre-School (Float)

54. Governor Snyder representative David Nyberg

55. Sen. Carl Levin/ representative Gary Peters (vehicle)

56. State Sen. Casperson/Rep. Ed McBroom (vehicle)

57. Vintage Tin Inc. (float and vehicles )

58. Bay de Noc Community College (float)

59. Curves (float with music)

60. Delta County Democratic Party (float)

61. United Steelworkers Local 21 (float )

62. Bud Irving/Choppers (vehicle/scouter)

63. Pedals by the Bay Bicycle Shop (bikes)

64. K&K Golf (two golf carts)

65. Binks’s Coca Cole Truck

66. Delta County Republican Party (float/music)

67. Billie the Clown (vehicle)

68. Upper Peninsula International Raceway (two trailer and trucks)

69. Jones Racing (float)

70. Radio Results Network (boom box)

71. Jilbert Dairy (float)

72. St Joseph and St Patrick Parish (float)

73. Players de Noc Community Theater (drill team)

74. Pit Stop Quick Lube (vehicle)

75. Lakestate Industries (float)

76. Dane & Teresa Ross (Quedracycle)

77. Escanaba Area Junior Hockey (float)

78. Escanaba High School Marching Band

79. Nortrax Equipment (six vehicle)

80. Youngs Formal Wear (float)

81. Garceau*Wenick-Kutz*Magowan ( Cartoon Characters/golf cart)

82. Escanaba Senior High Robotics Club (float)

83. Wheelin Sportsman (float)

84. Friends of DATA (bus)

85. Escanaba Rollin Hellcats (walkers/skaters

86. Up Power Washing & Custom Car Care

87. Delta County Budokan

88. Goddess Belly Dancers (vehicle with music)

89. Delta County Foster Parents (float)

90. Harbor Hideout (float)

91. Class of 1988 (walkers)

92. Paul Viau/Meals on Wheels (picnic table)

93. FedEx Ground (vehicle)

94. Dale Van Remortel (Tuby Tug Boat)

95. Caslyn Whitesell (walkers/music)

96. Cloverland paper (float)

97. Freemason’s (float)

98. Little Indy Shriner Cars

99. Silver Winds Church/Women’s Faith Group (walkers)

100. 1963 Centennial Baby Contest Winner Terri Lynn Klug Dimock hauled by Gene’s Towing & Recovery.

101. Fudala Family (century tractor/homemade trailer with cover)

102. Halbinsel Volkswagen Mazda (vehicle)

103. U.P. Garden Tractor Puller’s (float)

104. Crawford Funeral Home (floats drawn by horses plus vehicle)

105. GFWC Members (Stroh’s wagon)

106. First Presbyterian Church (float followed by horses)

107. Silver Spur Saddle Club two to 3 rows of riders.

108. Horse Crazy 4-H 20 horses & riders

109. Last minute entries

Escanaba Public Safety

Organizers will be awarding Chamber gift certificates in two classes, open class and youth class. First place is $200, second $100 and third place $50. Prize money is sponsored by Garceau*Wenick-Kutz*Magowan Insurance Agency and the Delta County Chamber of Commerce.