By Crystal Thompson
Plans are under way for the 2001 Festival Days celebration, which will coincide with Havre High School homecoming this year.
Chamber executive director Debbie Vandeberg told the committee at Wednesday's organizational meeting that some items were yet to be confirmed, but that this year should follow close to the same schedule as last year.
Vandeberg said that holding Festival Days in conjunction with homecoming boosts the spirit of all involved and allows for all ages to participate in the three-day event.
On Friday, Sept. 14, the Chamber Ambassadors will host a football grid sky jump at the homecoming football game, as they have in previous years.
High school students will join in the parade with floats from each class, and the old-fashioned hot rods will once again be an integral part of the parade. This year's parade route will turn down Second Street rather thand First Street, Vandeberg said, at the request of Chief of Police Kevin Olson. The new parade route will prevent blockage of traffic on First Street.
The E-1 Towing demolition derby will begin later in the afternoon this year. The derby is slated for 3:30 so it does not overlap with other Festival Days activities. The Sunday in the Park event will once again be held at the Student Union Building at the college campus. Entertainment is yet to be determined.
This year's Festival Days signs will include schedules of events and will be posted up and down the Hi-Line. The committee has not decided whether a picture will be used on the signs. Schedule fliers will be passed out this year as well.
The committee is still accepting ideas for parade marshal, and will discuss the issue further at its next meeting.