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Parade will celebrate 150 years in Sikeston

Sunday, September 19, 2010

SIKESTON - One of these days, Pat Cox would like to sit and watch the parade go by, but it won't be this year.

Cox is again heading up Concordia Lutheran Church's entry into the Oct. 2 Cotton Carnival Parade. With the parade just weeks away she is busy working out the details to their float.

This year the American Legion has selected the theme of "A Salute to the City of Sikeston Sesquicentennial." Although Cox wouldn't give away any details about Concordian Lutheran Church's float, she said, "we always try to include the theme of the American Legion coordinating it with theme of the church. You will always see our cross on our float."

Being a part of the parade, which is touted by the American Legion as one of the largest in the state of Missouri, is a good way to get the church's name out to the public, Cox said. Also it is fun, she added.

Tom Dirnberger, parade co-chairman, agreed. Being a part of the parade can not only be fun, he pointed out, it can also be profitable, since some $3,000 in prize money is given away to those entering floats this year.

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