Earle Brown Festival Parade Prepares to Roll
The Brooklyn Center Lions Club has organized the Earle Brown Days Parade for the last quarter century. Businesses and civic groups all take part.
“So the Lions took it over in 1987. And we’ve been supporting it monetarily, and yeah it’s our people that run the parade,” said Tom Shinnick, historian of the Brooklyn Center Lions Club.
Lion Arvid Sorenson was last year’s grand marshal and has been helping out with the Earle Brown Days parade for a quarter century.
“One of the reasons I think we’ve been successful in Brooklyn Center is the fact, the prizes for the units. Prizes for, I suppose, it’s the best group,” said Sorenson.
Businesses also take part in the parade, like Curves. The Brooklyn Center Curves is owned by resident Jill Dalton.
“The car is off we push and pull it to let the community know how strong we are,” said Dalton.
This will be Curves 14th year showing off their strength in their community.
“It’s a way for us all to get together. It’s the one time in the year that we really have that we can celebrate our city,” Dalton said.
The parade is an Earle Brown Days tradition and is looked forward to with anticipation.