Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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April 16, 2014

Memory Days details revealed

April 16, 2014 — The year’s Memory Days Parade will take place on Saturday, May 24, starting at 1 p.m.

Memory Days is sponsored by the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce and typically attracts large crowds, often numbering in the thousands, to downtown Grayson.

Grand marshals for this year’s parade festivities will be graduates of the Carter County Youth Leadership Program.

The parade route will run from east to west on Main Street in Grayson with staging of floats to take place along the south side on the shoulder starting in the West 600 block.

Each float will be assigned a number in the lineup that will also be marked on the guardrails or asphalt.

Parade entries will be accepted until May and the Chamber of Commerce will award first and second place trophies in both commercial and non-profit categories.

Entrants wishing to be judged as a float will need to inform organizers when registering.

Floats will be staged on the north side of Main Street in the parking areas between Estep’s Family Restaurant and the former Head Start office buildings.

The Art Show judge will judge the floats based on beauty, originality and relationship to the theme “WE are Carter County”.

Trail bikes and 4-wheelers are not allowed in the parade. Candy can be distributed along the route but is not to be thrown.

The Grayson Memory Days Committee has selected the logo to be used on advertising and souvenirs for the 2014 celebration.

The work by Scott King of Print Works Unlimited shows hands clasping across Carter County with the theme “WE are Carter County."

The logo in color will use the colors of both West Carter and East Carter high schools. The W-E in “we” stands for West and East.

For more information about the 2014 Memory Days Celebration, contact the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce at (606) 474-4401.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

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