Good Neighbor Day just around the corner in Lansing

April 30, 2013 by  

The Good Neighbor Day and Parade is returning to Lansing early this May. It is an annual event which is designed as a way to bring everyone in the community together to celebrate their town.

The day will start off with a pancake breakfast hosted by Kiwanis. Those taking part in the parade and spectators will share a relaxing morning meal with their fellow citizens. This will be followed by the parade, which will start at Ridge Road and Wentworth Avenue and end up at Lan-Oak Park.

Participation in the parade is free for lansing Area Chamber of Commerce members, $50 for non-member for profit businesses and $10 for non-member not-for-profit organizations. The parade will feature floats, marching bands, local civic organizations, and decorated vehicles.

This year’s theme is ‘Lansing’s Three Hour Tour’, which means that floats, costumes, and decorations must all relate to the theme in some way. Prizes will be awarded for best Professional Float, Amateur Float, Decorated Vehicle, and Costume Ensemble.

Many participants will no doubt be working with Lansing print companies to prepare for the parade. This might include investing in banners to decorate a vehicle, signs for floats, and flyers to distribute to the crowd.

Good Neighbor Day is taking place this Saturday, May 4. The Kiwanis pancake breakfast will take place at T.F. South High School from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and children. The Good Neighbor parade will take place from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.