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Parade will celebrate 100 years of 4-H

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Mayor Todd Barton

Mike Norman is the Crawfordsville Chief of Police. He can be reached at the CPD, 311 N. Green St.; by phone at 362-3762, ext. 225; or email

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:15 am

This summer’s parade calendar keeps filling up as Jane Lowe came before the Board of Public Works & Safety on Wednesday to discuss a parade celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Montgomery County.

Lowe said the parade is set to take place at 2 p.m. July 7 and will start at the 4-H Fairgrounds, work its way along Market Street down U.S. 231 and end up by the College Street Deli. She added that it shouldn’t take more than an hour.

Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, Police Chief Mike Norman and Street Department superintendent Scott Hesler said that closing the city streets shouldn’t be a problem, but the Indiana Department of Transportation would have the final say on the state highways. Lowe said parade organizers have already filed several permits with INDOT.

With that, the board approved the street closures from 1:45 to 3 p.m. on July 7, subject to approval by INDOT.

The board also discussed an agreement between the Crawfordsville Fire Department, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services and Wishard Health Services.

Per the agreement, the CFD as a certified Paramedic Ambulance Service in the State of Indiana would make its facilities available to students enrolled in IEMS and Wishard’s Paramedic Science Program.

“This is all around a good thing for the students training to be paramedics. It will help out tremendously with our students here,” Fire Chief Larry Patton said.

Barton said that this agreement will make the process much more efficient for all involved, which can only be a good thing.

“This will open us up to other communities and will help out our guys here, since they won’t have to travel back and forth to Indy just to complete the course,” he said. “The whole community will be made better by this.”

The board approved the agreement unanimously.

Before adjournment, Hesler also mentioned that the Street Department has begun re-painting lines in the downtown area, so parking may be at a premium for a little while.

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