A few of the streets of Redwood Falls will be lined with folks this Friday eagerly awaiting the sounds of sirens mixed with music as the annual Women of Today community parade begins. Starting at 7 p.m., the parade will provide entertainment to people of all ages as they watch the 75-plus units pass by, waving and tossing everything from flying discs to plastic wrapped treats.

Each year as part of the annual parade an individual, group or organization is selected to serve as the grand marshal. This year the board members of Celebrate Redwood Falls are being recognized for their efforts. During the past few years, this group has established several events held to celebrate the community from the upcoming Summer Splash to the Halloween Haunted House, Nightfalls and Fire and Ice festival. 

Some of the entertainment at this year’s parade includes performances by the Redwood Valley High School band, along with the return of SuFuDu. The Highlanders, Stix of Fury and some members of the Minnesota Vikings SKOL line will also be part of the parade.

In addition SuFuDu and Stix of Fury are going to be performing concerts at Memorial Field following the parade. The emcee for the parade is Steven Collins.

Those who are coordinating the parade are still accepting parade entries, and donations to help provide the best in entertainment are always appreciated. For more information about getting involved in the parade or making a donation, call Ashleigh Haanpaa at (507) 828-4954 or Kim Seaman at (507) 430-1210.

The parade route begins at the Redwood Falls Public Library and then travels north along Lincoln Street and then turns right and heads east along Fourth Street for several blocks. The route again heads north along Gould Street and then east again on East Second Street and follows along ending at Veda Drive and Fallwood Road.

Residents of that area and surrounding streets are reminded that cars need to be removed from the streets to allow for the parade and the parade line-up. Signs will be posted on streets where cars will need to be removed.

All are invited and encouraged to attend this year’s Women of Today community parade.