District, Foundation to have GNF parade entry

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The District and Education Foundation will once again have an entry in the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival parade and officials are encouraging adults and their children to participate.

More than 50 staff members and their children participated a year ago. The District will provide a T-shirt different from the one provided in 2016 to anyone who participates. To be eligible, you must e-mail Communications Director Perry Hibner by Aug. 10. T-shirts will be handed out the day of the parade.

This year's parade will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27, starting at noon. The parade starts on University Avenue at Maple Street, and continues west along University to Parmenter Street, where the route turns north before entering the festival grounds at Fireman's Park via Lee Street.

The District will have a yellow bus for those who prefer to ride. Parade officials are requesting that participants begin lining up at 11 a.m. and be ready to start by 11:45. The location of the bus in the parade hasn't been determined yet, however, the District has typically been placed near the start of the parade.

Superintendent George Mavroulis served as the parade marshal in 2016, while former Board of Education member Ellen Lindgren and communications assistant Ruth Bachmeier received Good Neighbor awards.