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June 19, 2018

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Ada's 32nd Harvest and Herb Festival Sept. 16

Still time to register for a craft booth and parade unit

The next big event on Ada's calendar is the 32nd annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce's Harvest and Herb Festival in downtown Ada, according to David Dellifield, chamber president.

This year’s festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. As in past year’s, it will fill Ada’s Main Street from Highland to College. Main Street will be closed at State Route 235 all the way to State Route 81.

The festival has 180 spaces available for vendors and so far over 80 spaces are signed-up. Crafters are encouraged to register as soon as possible to insure a booth.

Booths are 12 feet wide by 8 feet deep and are available while they last. A limited number of booths requiring electricity are also available while they last.

New vendors are invited to participate and all questions and request for booth space may be e-mailed to: harvestandherb@gmail.com.

Entertainment takes place from noon to 4 p.m. in the depot parking lot. At noon Ada's mayor, David Retterer, will wecome everyone. The Ada VFW color guard will raise the flag. Alison McClinton will sing the National Anthem.

Following the opening ceremonies the 2017 Harvest and Herb Festival queen will be announced.

Parade details - you can still enter

Participants are invited to join the Harvest and Herb Festival parade. The parade forms at 9 a.m. in the Ada schools parking lot and starts at 10 a.m.

Junior Weihrauch of Arlington is the parade director. Persons with questions may contact him at 419-365-5304 or 419-889-4315.

A parade application form is attached at the bottom of this story.

Parade Guidelines:
● Parade entry forms should be submitted by Aug. 30, to the parade chair.
● The parade starts at Ada Schools down Montford Avenue, right turn on Main Street and ends at Main and College Avenue. (Participants may be picked up along West College Avenue.)
●  Vendors will be set along the Main Street portion of the parade route. The road will be more narrow than normal; please keep this in mind as you plan your entry.
●  All entries must have an identifying sign or banner.
●  If you need a car or pickup truck, please make arrangements with the Parade Chair.
●  All vehicles must be at the corner of West Montford and Grand Avenue for line-up at 9 a.m., one hour prior to parade start.
●  All marchers must be at the Ada Schools south parking lot near the gyms for line-up at 9 a.m.
●  A representative of the parade committee will be in contact prior to the parade and will be stationed throughout the staging area to assist your group in lining up.
●  If your entry plans give-a-ways, please have walkers do this alongside your entry. This is for safety reasons.
●  All animal groups are responsible to provide scoopers to clean along the parade route.