What better time than Easter to celebrate and have a parade?
The city of Topeka is about to have its first ever Easter Parade in Gage Park. The Topeka Easter Parade & Family Fun Fair will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A Family Fun Fair will be held in conjunction with the parade, and will blend in with the other regular activities at Gage Park, such as the Zoo, the Carousel and the Mini-Train. Churches, non-profits and local businesses will be taking part in the parade, as well as setting up booths and games at the Fun Fair. Bands playing at the Amphitheatre will be part of the festivities as well.
The Fun Fair will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the Parade itself will start about 10:30am. Numerous churches, non-profit organizations, schools and local businesses are expected to enter floats and marching bands, etc., in the parade.
The Family Fun Fair will consist of activities geared toward children and families, as well as booths, exhibits, bands, etc. Activities will include children’s games, egg hunts, facepainting, and similar other activities in and around Westlake Shelter, the Amphitheatre, the Carousel Room, Childrens Party House, and the tennis court area.
The event is being coordinated and sponsored by Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce (C5), along with Metro Voice Newspaper.
A third major sponsor is NuSound Hearing Center, 5950 SW 28th St., owned by the Gonzales family: Sam, Belinda and Marissa. For more information about NuSound Hearing Center, go to NuSoundhearing.com or call 783-8121.
For more information about becoming a sponsor, entering the parade or having a booth at the Fun Fair, email info@C5Alive.org.Â Media and in-kind sponsors are also needed.Â For updates, look for Topeka Easter Parade on Facebook, or watch the C5 website (C5Alive.org).