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Grateful thanks to vets: Parade, other events planned

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bedford County's Veterans Day Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday. Bedford County Veterans Service Officer Gordon Warren said he's not certain exactly how many entries will participate, since there's no entry fee and many don't bother registering in advance.

"They always show," said Warren, who said the Shelbyville Central High School and Community High School bands are scheduled to participate as well.

Several World War II veterans are expected to serve as grand marshals; the list is still being finalized.

Line-up will be at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of North Cannon Boulevard and Lane Parkway. The parade will follow the normal route: south on Cannon to Holland Street, east on Holland to the square, north on Main to Madison, and east on Madison to Celebration Drive (Calsonic Arena entrance)

Call 685-4838 for more information about the parade. Former prisoners of war are being sought to participate and should call the same number.

Cancer run

Running just ahead of the parade, along the same route, Bedford Cancer Foundation is sponsoring a 5K Run on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.

The race will begin at the corner of Lane Parkway and Cannon Boulevard. Onsite registration is from 2-5 p.m., before the start of the race; awards will be given at 7 p.m. after the last runner.

Registration fee is $35. Contact Dr. David Monajjem at nmonajjem@live.com for additional information.

Hero's Breakfast

The CROSS Shelter Project has announced its inaugural National Hero's Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church on Depot Street..

The event, held in conjunction with the church and the Bedford County Veterans Service Office, is billed as an opportunity for members of the community to recognize and honor the service of veterans to a grateful nation.

Dignitaries will include senior officers of each branch of service. Each $5 ticket purchased provides a full breakfast for the ticket holder, plus two veterans. All veterans' breakfasts are free.

Tickets may be purchased at the church and from several merchants on the square. The event begins at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Marine Celebration

The United States Annual Marine Corps Birthday Bike Rally, Barbecue Cook Off & Poker Run will be held Saturday at 82 Market in Bell Buckle, with registration starting at 8 a.m.

The rally's goal is to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and Toys for Tots. For more information call 389-0082.