WARRENTON – Applications are available for Warrenton’s annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Parade. The theme of this year’s parade is “‘Tis the Sea-Sun,” and entrants are encouraged to decorate in a sea, sun or celebration theme.

The parade will kick off at 3 p.m. July 4 along the city’s main street. Barb Balensifer will serve as grand marshal. Balensifer, along with Martin Nygaard, received this year’s Richard Ford Distinguished Service Award for a lifetime of service to the community. She is a former mayor and city commissioner, and she served on the school board for many years and founded Warrenton Senior Citizens Inc., which runs the meal program at the senior center as well as the city’s Meals on Wheels.

The parade is expected to draw more than 100 entries. It is sponsored by the city of Warrenton and Warrenton Business Association. Applications are available at Warrenton City Hall, Warrenton Community Library, The UPS Store, Serendipity Caffe and Darlene Warren Farmer’s Insurance.

For information, call parade director Cindy Yingst at (503) 861-7447 or request an application by email at warrentonfourthofjuly @gmail.com

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