The 2009 Lincoln Days Parade was easily the largest since I have been working on the parade and perhaps the largest in Lincoln Days’ history, with an almost 50 percent increase in participation. With such growth, I was anxious that the volunteers might be overwhelmed. Instead, this parade was the best I have experienced as a worker anywhere.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for your patience, cooperation and positive attitude. As well, I truly appreciate those of you who took the time to thank our volunteers, provided compliments and shared ideas. Additional gratitude is owned to the soldiers from the United States Army Recruiting Command and the 113th Army Band, who take the time away from family to perform in our community every year.
Like any show, none of this would have been possible without hard work by people behind the curtain. I would like to recognize Terry Cruse, Dale Morris, The LaRue County Herald News, Hodgenville City Police, especially Steve Johnson and Robbie Brownfield, the Sheriff’s Department, Ira Bloyd Jr., LaRue County Fire Department and the Kentucky State Police for working diligently to help us provide a safe environment. And as always, I have the sincerest appreciation for the parade workers: Paula Varney, Patsy Thomas, Paula Setters, Jeff Hughes, Delayna Setters, Will Aubrey, Jason Lamb, Jamie Burton, Brience Willian, Alton Creason, Don Baney, Kim Moorman, Marissa Moorman and Kristin Benton. Thank you once again for your time and the miles walked in marking spots, assisting participants in lining up, registration and conducting the parade. It could not be done without you.
Lincoln Days Parade Chairman