The art component will follow, although some entries will be blended with the historical entries.
It all will make for a colorful mix, for sure.
Limelight Theater of Dunbar is planning a Harry Potter-themed Hogwarts float. The Hatfield and McCoy recreational trail is sending ATVs, and the National Guard's band will perform.
BMX bicycle stuntman Terry Adams will perform tricks along the parade route and then scoot off to make a couple of other FestivALL-related appearances — at the chili cookoff and at the West Side wiener dog races.
"His placement in the parade is funny because of that — he's between military components," Scouras said.
Abe Lincoln will even wave as he passes by — or at least the actor portraying Lincoln as part of a recent Charleston Convention and Visitor's Bureau promotional campaign.
Scouras estimates the parade will last 90 minutes or so.
A team of volunteers — triple the number she normally recruits — will be on hand to help line up participants, all of whom received packets from the Division of Culture and History helping direct them in case they are unfamiliar with Charleston.
Volunteers will be armed with hand-held radios, and every block will be manned by a street captain to help keep things moving smoothly.
Contact Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
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