Miniature cars are a staple of many Louisville parades. Mike Marshall and Sterling Riggs got to test out those cars ahead of Saturday's Frankfort Ave. Easter parade.
The cars are owned by the Ahmed Grotto -- a charity car club that provides dental care for children with disabilities. The club is donating use of the cars for the 21st Annual Easter Parade. In addition to celebrating Easter, the parade will honor the 170+ years of service of the Kentucky School for the Blind located on Frankfort Avenue.
The Frankfort Avenue Business Association will host the parade on Saturday, March 30, 2013. The parade begins at 11:45 a.m. in front of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2822 Frankfort Avenue, and continue to Haldeman Avenue, bringing free candy and Easter cheer to thousands of onlookers.
The parade participants include: the "Cashdales from Check Into Cash" (a team of Clydesdale horses owned by Check Into Cash), the Shriner's, Louisville Bagpipe Band, Hwang's Martial Arts, the Talking Police Car, Wallie Moon's Bubble Truck, the Animal House Adoption Center, the Mounted Sheriff's Posse, antique cars and trucks, local dance teams and homemade floats of all kinds. This year's Grand Marshal is a group of top students from the Kentucky School for the Blind, who will be escorted through the parade in a carriage alongside the Easter Bunny.
This event is free and welcomes families, children and pets to participate, and everyone is encouraged to dress in costume and bring their Easter baskets to be filled with free candy.
The "Good Ears" awards will be presented to the most creative float and the most outrageous Easter bonnet. The Judges station is located in front of the Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Avenue, and those who wish to be considered for the awards are asked to stop in front of the judges and show off their Easter style.
Again, this is a FREE, family-friendly event. A trolley will run along the Avenue after the parade until 2 p.m. For more information, call Michaelle at (502) 419-6159 or visit www.frankfortave.com.