Saturday, April 26 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOGAN COUNTY TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM
GRAND OPENING & PARADE INFORMATION
Grand Opening/Parade – Saturday, April 26th
· Parade (set up Logan County Fairgrounds at 9:00 a.m. Parade will start at 11:00 a.m.
§ Would like to get as many Miller and Miller- Meteor cars as possible to participate – ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE US WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
§ Model T group(s) and possibly Model A group(s)
§ Businesses that donated towards museum will be asked to build or sponsor Logan County transportation themed floats
§ Six area high schools will be asked to build Logan County Transportation themed floats. Each school will have its own transportation theme i.e. railroad, aviation, A.J. Miller, early transportation, modern, boats (Indian Lake)
§ Perhaps open floats up to other businesses/organizations
§ Early transportation groups – horse & carriage?
§ High-Wheel bicycle rider(s)
§ Unicycle – Ed Boblitt
§ Area high school marching bands (BHS confirmed/BLHS strong maybe)
§ Logan County Honor Guard
§ Grand Marshal – Bob Notestine – LCHS charter member and former railroader
§ Old fire trucks/equipment from local villages
§ Flyover of a bi-plane
o Parade Route
§ Starts at Logan County Fairgrounds
· Go north on Main Street through downtown, past Court Ave. (Oldest Concrete St. in U.S.)
· Turn right on to E. Columbus Ave.
· End at Logan County History Center
§ Participants with A.J. Miller or Miller-Meteor cars who are willing to stay and showcase their cars will be able to park in the LCHC’s parking lot.
§ Model Ts & Model As will park on south side of Columbus Ave. (Columbus Ave. will be closed from Powers St. to Hayes St.)
§ Citizens Police Academy will help with the parking and security of the vehicles
o Open House 1:00-4:00
§ Public will be able to tour the new Transportation Museum (and the current museum and Orr Mansion), look at the Miller cars in parking lot and Model Ts & As on the street.
§ The owners of the Miller and Miller-Meteor cars and Model Ts/As do not necessarily have to stay the whole time
§ Shuttle parking will be used for visitors
§ We will ask to use parking lots of nearby businesses on E. Columbus Ave. for parking and have small buses made available to shuttle people from parking areas to LCHC
§ People will be dropped off at the bus turnaround in front of the Orr Mansion. They can then walk around to see the Model Ts/As and Miller cars and then go to museum or vice versa
§ Volunteers will have golf carts to take people to the museum who cannot walk the distance from the drop-off to the museum entrance
If you have questions please contact curator/director Todd McCormick at (937) 593-7557 or at email@example.com.
The Logan County History Center will celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Transportation Museum with a parade through Bellefontaine to the Museum at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014.
We encourage area schools to consider creating float entries in the following categories that depict Logan County’s rich transportation history:
Early modes of transportation, railroad, aviation, A.J. Miller or modern-day Logan County automobile manufacturing.
Prizes include $200 for the best float and numerous other prizes for the most creative entries.