Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Parade is an awesome family tradition sponsored by the PHCA and the City of Park Hills. The parade starts at Notre Dame Academy and concludes at Trolley Park with a commemorative flag raising ceremony and tribute to our Grand Marshalls. Join us for this special small town event that unites our community!


Parade Route: 

    Dixie Highway to Arlington Rd,

    to Old State Rd,

    to Terrace Dr,

    to Amsterdam Rd,

    to Park Dr

Parade Staging: The parade forms between 10:30 and 11:20am, off Dixie Highway in Park Hills at the Notre Dame Academy. The Parade starts promptly at 11:30am and follows Dixie Highway to Arlington Road, to Old State Road, to Terrace Drive, to Amsterdam Road, to Park Drive. Participants staying for the flag raising ceremony may continue around Rose Circle and park along Park Drive.
Parade Grand Marshall: Amy McGrath-Henderson is the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Memorial Day Parade. Amy graduated from Notre Dame Academy and the Naval Academy and is a former Marine fighter pilot. She was the first female Marine to fly in an F/A-18 fighter aircraft on a combat mission. Amy served for 20 years in the Marine Corps during which time she flew 89 combat missions.
Parade Lineup and Assistance: Similar to the parade lineup over the last several years, there will be a number of Parade Officials to assist you in finding your row and lineup number in the Notre Dame Academy's parking lot. Look for signs on Dixie Highway into ND Academy, and look for Parade Officials positioned at the staging area to assist you in finding your position in the parade line-up.
Parade Entries: Parade entries include elected State, County, and City officials; fire and police departments floats; convertibles; military vehicles and personnel; local businesses; antique cars; marching band; community groups; horses; local school youth and sport groups; local music groups; gymnastic clubs; and neighborhood entries.
A $100 Cash Prize: DMR Kitchen and Bath Remodeling owned by Dave Russo based in Park Hills, will award a $100 cash prize to the best parade entry from a Park Hills group.  Entries could include: Resident; Business; Neighborhood; Special Interest Group; Church; School; Athletic Group; Scouts; etc. .
Annual Essay Contest: Each year fourth and fifth graders from Ft. Wright Elementary School and St. Agnes School compete in a Memorial Day essay contest using the theme: "Women in the Armed Forces!". A $50 first prize and a $25 second prize will be awarded to the best essay writers. Authors of both winning essays ride in the parade and the first prize winner reads his/her essay at the flag raising ceremonies.
For Parade Entry and Registration Information: email Adrienne Gallagher:
Other questions: David Schlothauer:
Or call: 859 491-6051 H, or 513 746-7826 Cell

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