William Woods Sponsors Grand Parade for Fulton Street Fair

William Woods University is sponsoring the Grand Parade for the Fulton Street Fair. It kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in downtown Fulton.

WWU employees have been volunteering their free time to make a Wizard of Oz float to go with the theme, “Once Upon a Time, Celebration 100 Years of Books, Stories and Tall Tales.” The theme commemorates the public library’s centennial.

Here are some of the highlights of the upcoming parade:

A 30’ x 18’ American flag sewn five years ago by Hank Graf, an 80-year-old from Williamsburg—he said it took 120 hours of work


Fulton High School Band


Grand Marshal Linda Hodgkins, riding in Tom Vandelicht’s Model A roadster
Dr. Seuss float with characters, book covers, etc.


“Read Me a Story” float with grandmother in rocking chair reading to children


5 or 6 fire trucks


About a dozen antique or classic cars


A band playing 1900s music, riding in Old Smokey, the Chamber of Commerce’s train


CJ (Callaway Jack, the Street Fair’s mascot) riding in a trolley car


Shriners from Jefferson City and Holts Summit in their little cars


Columbia Citywide Drumline and Rhythm Band


Midwest Storm Drum and Bugle Corp.


Super Dave and Spiderman


Marching Kazoo, making its debut


Once Upon a Time, a Llama Learned to Read


Crossroads Cowboy Church cowboy band


Daniel Boone Regional Library “One Read” entry—children dressed in sun bonnets and period costumes, riding in a wagon