The long anticipated Heartland Homecoming Parade is happening on Saturday. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature Rick Stansbury, the head coach of Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Basketball team as the grand marshal. City Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said the theme will remain ‘superheroes’ in honor of our pandemic heroes.
“We’ve all seen a different superhero. The grocery store worker that does grocery delivery. We’ve all seen it, so there’s going to be so many different organizations, some of them wearing capes because they wear scrubs, or wearing capes because they work at a gas station. With the superhero theme, we want to encourage the kids to wear those costumes.”
Portions of North Main Street, Poplar, and South Main Street will be closed tomorrow in preparation for the parade. Dixie Highway from Central Avenue to Saint John Road will shut down around 9:30 a.m.