By Bruce Karnick
At the start of June, The Journal brought you a story about the return of a parade to Hastings. For quite some time, a parade had been part of the Rivertown Days celebration and that changed due to the pandemic. Many communities have their parades on the Fourth of July, and Nicole Sindelar, owner of the Hastings Golf Club felt now was the time for Hastings to adopt that same plan.
The Hastings Golf Club has been the spot for Fourth of July fireworks shows for decades, and that will continue. But Sindelar and her crew are looking to expand the offerings on site as well as add some event fun for everyone with the Fourth of July parade.
The festivities of the day start with the parade which will line up in the St. Elizabeth Ann
See 4th OF JULY. Page 3 Seton parking lot and officially start at 6:30 p.m. at General Sieben Dr. It will travel along 15th St. West for just under a mile and end at Westview Dr.
General Sieben Drive will be left open, but it will be police officer controlled for traffic. This will be the route for vehicles travelling between Highway 55 and County Road 46. Westview will be where the floats will break off the parade route to return to SEAS Church, so that intersection may be closed to the public as well. Signs will be posted for the road closures 48 hours in advance as will no parking signs along the parade route.
The other side streets, including Pleasant Drive, will be closed to nonemergency traffic access to 15th Street. Volunteers and Officers will man the barricades and open them if needed.
With the parade starting at 6:30 p.m., the end time all depends on the number of floats. After that, the Hastings Golf Club is the central location for the Fourth of July celebration. They will have live music on the property, food trucks and plenty of space for folks to gather on the hill to watch the Vermillion State Banksponsored fireworks at 10:00 p.m.