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(November 10, 2021) The word on the street is ‘Everyone loves a parade’ – especially when it celebrates community and school spirit while honoring Veterans.
The annual Frisco Community Parade will march through downtown this Saturday, November 13. Beginning at 10 a.m., parade participants will leave Toyota Stadium, marching east on Main Street before finishing at North County Road.
This year’s theme is ‘Frisco: We are One’. Nearly 100 entries make up this year’s parade. High school football teams, bands, drill teams and Homecoming royalty participate. Frisco Independent School District’s ‘Teachers of the Year’ and FISD Board of Trustees are among the entries. Mayor Jeff Cheney and the Frisco City Council are participating. City police officers, firefighters and ‘Green Team’ members, as well as scouts, civic groups and businesses join the celebration, too.
Veterans are showcased every year in the Frisco Community Parade. This year’s Parade Grand Marshal is Corporal Bob Norris, USMC (Ret.) and he served in the North Korea conflict. The Frisco Distinguished Veteran of the Year is awarded to Lee Myrben, USN (Ret.).
Participating military organizations include American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178; Frisco Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8273; Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 542; First Calvary Division Band, Fort Hood; 140th Military Police Company and Carry The Load.
Bianca Castro, NBC5 anchor, will be the emcee.
Road closures: Fourth Street at Main will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, November 12. The next morning, Saturday, November 13, Frisco Street – between Main Street and Technology – will close at 8 a.m. Crews will begin installing barricade fencing along Main Street starting at 6 a.m. Beginning at 8 a.m., Main Street will be closed from World Cup to Dogwood. This section of Main Street will remain closed until the parade ends and fencing is recovered. Staff anticipates Main Street will reopen at approximately 1 p.m.
Restrooms: Portable restroom facilities will be located at the intersections of 2nd & Main Streets and 4th & Main Streets. Such facilities will also be available at Toyota Stadium for parade participants.
Parking: Find free public parking at Frisco Square, City Hall parking garage, Patios at The Rail, 4th & Main. You can also find parking at 7th & Elm, near the historic Frisco water tower. Parking is first come, first serve. Parade goers who park throughout downtown neighborhoods are encouraged to be mindful of residents’ driveways and mailboxes. Bring your lawn chair, flags and community spirit. For more information, go to FriscoParade.com.