Thursday, May 13, 2010

Harry’s Hay Days Parade on Saturday

The 27th annual Harry’s Hay Days parade honoring President Harry S Truman, who helped shape our community, will be held this Saturday, May 15th along Main Street in Grandview.

This year’s parade starts at 10 a.m., and the theme is “From the Farm to the White House.” The parade will feature local elected officials, antique cars, youth organizations, the GHS Marching Band, Flags and Cheerleaders, hydrolic “low rider” cars, and a Harry Truman impersonator. 

After the parade, Freedom Park behind Grandview City Hall will be the center of free ‘old fashioned’ fun. The American Legion Band will perform, hot dogs will be cooked on the grill, and activities will range from chair massages to video games. A special appearance by “RoboDog,” Grandview High School’s robot, will also be nearby. 

For history buffs, the city’s historic Depot Museum in Freedom Park will be open from noon - 3pm. Self-guided walking tours of the Grandview’s National Historic Registry Residential District and the Original Downtown will also be underway.

The original Truman Farm Home on Blue Ridge (across from Sonic) will be open from 1pm - 4pm. Following this weekend, tours of the Truman Farm Home will be at no cost on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am-4pm. Call 254-2720 for more information.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, contact Helen Gross at 816-966-0051 or e-mail her at

8 am - Noon - Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast

10 am - Parade on Main Street

11 am - Free food & activities in Freedom Park, Self-guided tours of Grandview residential Historic District

11am - 3pm- Historic Depot
Museum in Freedom Park Open

1-4 pm - Truman Farm
Home Tours

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