How do you decorate a golf cart to look like a Pelican?† Or a float that looks like a bobber?† That is what some of the entrants of the 27th Annual Pelican Festival Parade in Grove are trying to figure out.† According to Grand Lake Associationís Pelican Parade Chairman Dave Helms, the parade committee currently has thirty entries including five marching bands, antique tractors and cars, Miss Teen Grand Lake, many representative from The Shriners, Santaís Old Broads, floats and much more. Grove emergency services such as the fire and police departments will also be participating in the parade.
†The parade will begin at 10:30 am on 3rd and Broadway and make its way down 3rd Street to Main Street, make a right onto Main Street and ends at the Civic Center.† This year the Grand Marshall is Sam Williams, owner of Grand Lake Sports Center.† The Sports Center also plans to have a float in the parade. †
†††† Other activities include a carnival at the Civic Center. Things open up Saturday at noon at the Grove Community Center with Doug Anderson at noon and 3. The Uptown Dance Company will perform at 1 p.m. and the Green Country Squares will perform at 2 p.m. Rich Morris, who performs oldies and thesongs of Buddy Holly, Elives and more will be on state at 4 and 6 p.m. At 5 p.m. the Grove Choir will sing.
Other musical highlight this year is the Jason Meadows concert at Royal Bay at 7:30 on Saturday night, tickets are still available and will be available at the door.† Arts and Crafts will be at the Grove Community Center beginning today at 3 p.m. when CC and Company, a local band,† will also be performing that evening.
HarBer Village will have free admission on Saturday. Doug Anderson, a local comedienne/magician will have shows at noon and 3 p.m. Saturday. The arts and crafts will continue through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along with gospel music from 1 to 3 p.m.