Support parade

By Observer editorial May 17, 2013 11:03 am
Island City deserves a hearty pat on the back for hosting tonight’s Ag-Timber Parade. Here’s hoping more people than ever turn out to line the parade route when the parade kicks off at dusk on Island Avenue, then turns south on McAlister Lane.

It’s a shame liability issues forced La Grande’s hand in giving over the popular parade to Island City. In this litigious society, however, we understand the concerns. 

Parents who bring children to tonight’s parade need to carefully monitor them and keep them safe. Those who drive parade entries should be particularly mindful on making the parade a fun event but putting safety first.