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Picayune, KBEY 103.9 FM throwing Labor Day parade for returning soldiers

The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM is throwing a parade for soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan starting at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 2 at First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive in Marble Falls. Stock photo


MARBLE FALLS — On Labor Day on Sept. 2, Highland Lakes residents can welcome home soldiers who recently returned from Afghanistan.

KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune and The Picayune are sponsoring a parade to celebrate and honor the approximate 21 soldiers.

“We’d like to get as many people out there to show these soldiers how much we appreciate them,” said Cindi Asford of KBEY and The Picayune. “We know it’s a holiday, but we think this is a great chance for the community to say, ‘Thank you.'”

The parade will organize at First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, about 10 a.m. It will leave the church parking lot between 10:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. and head south on Bluebonnet Drive to RR 1431.

The parade will head west on RR 1431 for about a three-quarters of a mile to Marble Falls VFW Post 10376, 1001 Veterans Drive.

“We really want people to bring flags and just line both sides of the road to cheer these guys on,” Ashford said.

Once at the VFW, The Picayune, KBEY and the veterans are serving up barbecue for the soldiers.

The community also is invited to the barbecue, which should start about noon. The barbecue is free for the soldiers, but organizers ask the general public to contribute a donation to help defray costs.

To get involved, contact Ashford at (830) 693-7152.

[box]IF YOU GO
WHAT: Parade honoring returning soldiers
WHEN: Parade is 10:30 a.m. Sept. 2; barbecue is noon
WHERE: Starts from First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive in Marble Falls, and ends at Marble
Falls VFW Post 10376, 1001 Veterans Drive, with barbecue
COST: Donations for barbecue dinner will be accepted to defray costs
TO GET INVOLVED: Call The Picayune’s Cindi Ashford at (830) 693-7152[/box]