The Rotary International Day Parade steps off tomorrow at 6:30 PM in downtown Port Huron. The parade route will move from Glenwood and Huron Avenue south to Oak Street. Port Huron Rotary Club President Keely Baribeau said, “The entire club is looking forward to this annual tradition to kick off Blue Water Fest. Over 10 thousand spectators attend, and it’s a great showcase for local organizations”.
This year’s theme is “Space” in observance of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. moon landing. McLaren Port Huron is the parade’s presenting sponsor. Ms. Baribeau continued, “This year, we are looking forward to not only welcoming Mark Muzzin from the Starbase program at Selfridge Air National Guard Base as our Grand Marshal but also Jayden Paeth as our parade Jr. Grand Marshal. ” Jayden is the Port Huron High School student who was seriously injured while walking home from school earlier in the 2018-19 school year. Mike Palmer, Principal of Port Huron High, stated: “The entire Port Huron High community is proud to see Jayden back home. We could not choose a better example of determination and hard work than Jayden Paeth. Thank you to the Port Huron Rotary Club for honoring him.” The event is organized and hosted entirely by volunteers, most of whom are Rotary members.