Those familiar with Marietta Square undoubtedly recognize the Historic Marietta Trolley as it goes around the downtown area giving tours of historic places and telling great stories.
The Historic Marietta Trolley is joining the 14th annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade this year to provide seats for any active military, reserve, veteran and family member who wishes to ride in the parade.
The parade is scheduled for Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, and will step off at 7 p.m. from Douglas County High School; proceed north on Campbellton Street; west on Church Street; and south on Bowden, Woodrow and Campbellton back to the high school. A performance area will be lighted on Campbellton Street between BB&T and Regions Banks.
The Historic Marietta Trolley will be positioned in the driveway of Douglas County High School beginning at about 5:30 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. parade for anyone to board. No reservations are needed to ride the Trolley; seats are first-come, first-served. The Trolley will be a part of the parade, and will bring its riders back to the high school parking lot at parade end. The Trolley will seat about 28 people.
Entries into the Veterans Day Lighted Parade will be accepted until Nov. 8. All entries are required to salute the U.S. Flag, veterans, reserves and/or active military. All units are required to be lighted in some manner even though the parade proceeds along lighted streets.
To enter, visit www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com and click on the red message box on the home page for an application form. There is no cost to participate in the parade.
The Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade is a program of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its Department of Communications and Community Relations as a salute to and in appreciation of the service of our military and veterans.