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Boat Parade 2014 Announced

Saturday, July 5th, 2014 - Korean War Vets Named Grand Marshals

Now in its tenth year, we celebrate the Independence Day Weekend in Monticello, Indiana by filling the Madam Carroll with military veterans to lead the long line of over 60 decorated boats. Homes along the eight mile Lake Freeman route display the colors. Then it is on to what this holiday is all about in small town America with free hot dogs and watermelon in the city park. This celebration, with fun, food and free games, and live music for the entire family, draws more than 1,000.

Thanks to Tom Heckard, owner of the Madam Carroll, for continuing this grand tradition!

DRAFT!  This is a tentative schedule for the 2014 event.  Please return often for event updates.

Time Events
8:15 AM Begin Loading Madam Carroll; Board Grand Marshals – (Korean War Veterans) welcomed by the 42nd Royal Highlanders, a pipe, fife, and drum corps.
9:20 AM Posting of Colors – Combined Honor Guard - American Legion, Monticello AMVETS & VFW with 21 Gun Salute and the Grissom Air Force Base Color Guard
  • Amazing Grace (on the 'pipes')
  • Taps
  • Star Spangled Banner (on the 'fifes')
  • Invocation
9:30 AM Madam Carroll Departs
10:00 AM White & Carroll County Sheriffs Arrives (Oakdale)
  • DNR Arrives (Oakdale)
  • Decorated Boats Arrive & Begin Judging
10:45 AM Oakdale Dam Area
  • Decorated Boats - Begin Line up
  • Madam Carroll Arrives
11:00 AM Parade Begins - Line-up:
  • DNR
  • White & Carroll County Sheriffs
  • Monticello Fire Department
  • Madam Carroll
  • Decorated Boats
11:15AM Reviewing Stand Arrivals (Sportsman Inn Deck)
Waterski Extravaganza and Exposition
Noon Military Flyovers by the Hooligans precision flight demo team
12:20 PM Madam Carroll Docks
  • Decorated Boats Proceed to Tioga Bridge and Pass in Review
  • Kick Off - Flag Bearing Skydivers
  • Indiana University Medical Lifeline Helicopter lands on ball diamond
  • Purdue Boilermaker Special from Purdue on site to give rides to kids
  • Hot Dogs & Watermelon - fun, food and free games for the entire family
  • Live Music -  Local Favorite Band, Swim Skinny
  • Boat Parade Winners Announced
4 PM Proud To Be An American Scholarship Awards

Schedule of Events

UPDATED 18 Mar 2014
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