Southeast Indiana Well Represented At Opening Day Parade; Share Your Photos
By Mike Perleberg
(Cincinnati, Oh.) – The 95th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will officially kick off the festivities in downtown Cincinnati marking the start of the big league baseball season.
Nearly 170 floats, bands and groups will march from Findlay Market to Fifth Street to celebrate Cincinnati’s place in baseball history. Reds legend Dave Concepcion is the grand marshal of the parade, which steps off at noon.
Also appearing will be the East Central High School band and dance team. Other area bands marching include South Dearborn, Franklin County, Jac-Cen-Del, and Boone County high schools bands.
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Dearborn County band Jet Set Get Set will make a parade appearance, too. The teen music group will perform while riding on a flatbed trailer behind a Peterbilt 75th Anniversary model 579 truck tractor from Peterbilt of Cincinnati.
“I can’t tell you how excited we are to be doing this,” said Kelli Jette, manager of Jetset Getset. “We are huge Reds fans. We are honored to be working with such a respected company as Peterbilt of Cincinnati!”
Adding to the Indiana flavor of the parade will be Greendale’s Bill Yelton in his red, white and blue semi.
While Opening Day is a big deal, the Reds’ Opening Night game on Wednesday, April 2 will be worth checking out, too. Dearborn County Olympian Nick Goepper will toss the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game, which is City of Lawrenceburg and Perfect North Slopes night at the ballpark. Find more details here.