The Taylorville 4th of July Parade and Fireworks display will be taking place today. Lineup for the parade starts at 9AM at the Christian County Fairgrounds. The Parade is typically sponsored by a local veterans group, with the sponsorship this year coming from AMVETS. Gwen Diehl, Finance Officer for AMVETS Post 29 spoke with Regional Radio News recently, and shared some details on AMVETS.
The parade usually has a theme. NAME told Regional Radio News how this year’s parade theme is “Show Your Colors”, where spectators and participants are encouraged to dress up in red white and blue, or your military colors if you are a veteran.
There is a chance of rain for today's festivities; however the current plan is that the parade will go on, unless the weather gets too bad. Should that happen, Taylorville Chamber of Commerce CEO Patty Hornbuckle informed Regional Radio News that the Parade will be canceled with no makeup date. Should the weather also not cooperate with the fireworks at Taylorville Lake, the plan is to postpone the show until the following day.