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Video: Jackson County Rose Parade 2010

Miss the Rose Parade this year? Fear not: we have a short video recap for you over at our YouTube channel.

The All-American Lumberjack Show was a new addition this year, and everyone who came to the Party in the Park after the parade loved it. We got some action shots from the contest at the end of the video.

Check out last year’s Rose Parade over at our YouTube channel, too.

Rose Parade 2010 photos

Rose Parade 2010 - Lumen Christi

We just posted photos from this past weekend’s Rose Parade and Party in the Park.

The weather, luckily, behaved, and the Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that 12,500 people came out to see Jackson’s annual parade.

Thanks to everyone who came out to see the parade. And we hope you enjoyed the new All-American Lumberjack Show at the Party in the Park!

Busy weekend in Jackson

Rose Parade - Follow me

Summer is, typically, a busy season for American 1. We host a bunch of summer community events – and 2010 is no different.

But this weekend is especially busy: we have both our Summer Sales Event on Friday and Saturday and the Rose Parade on Sunday.

Now that’s a crazy weekend.

At the sale, we invited dependable local dealerships to bring 200 of their best used vehicles on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 at the Sears parking lot in Jackson. Just in time to kick off your summer fun season.

The Rose Festival activities start on Saturday, but we’re proud of the Rose Parade on Sunday, June 6 starting at 1 p.m. in downtown Jackson. The parade winds its way down Greenwood Ave. and Fourth St. to Ella Sharp Park, where we kick off summer with the Party in the Park. The whole weekend is a celebration of Jackson, and a neat way to see local businesses and organizations show their creative side with all the floats.

If you’re in town this weekend, join us at both events!

Barbara Fletcher named Rose Parade Grand Marshal

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports:

Barbara Fletcher, 77, first organized the Rose Parade while working for WIBM-AM radio in Jackson during the early 1960s and helped it become a long-running tradition in Jackson.

This summer, she will participate in the parade for the first time in 13 years as its grand marshal…

The parade’s organizers are also seeking the input of local community members to determine this year’s parade marshal, a separate honor.

“We’re asking the community for nominations — it can be anyone,” said Liz Niles, Rose Parade and Party in the Park director.

If you have nomination ideas for Liz, drop her an e-mail at lniles at a1fcu dot org.

Look for an entire weekend of activities with the Rose Festival June 4-6.

Rose Parade pictures posted

Rose Parade - Civil War troups

Head over to our Flickr account to see pictures from this past weekend’s super-successful Rose Parade and Party in the Park.

Luckily the weather held out for us, and thousands of Jackson residents watched the parade and joined us for the party afterward at Ella Sharp Park.

JTV also has a nice photo gallery (here’s part two) of pictures they took at the parade.

Let us know what you thought of the parade in the comments!

A weekend full of events for the Rose Festival

2008 Rose Parade

American 1 is excited to present this year’s Rose Parade and Party in the Park once again.

Last year’s went so well, we decided to keep the route and Party in the Park plan virtually the same. See pictures from last year’s event on our Flickr site.

But the whole weekend is full of events, from Friday’s Nights “A Night of Wings and Roses” to Saturday’s various sporting events. Be sure to check out the Rose Festival’s web site to learn more.

Something tells me, with everything going on this year in Jackson County, we need a parade to boost our spirits. The Rose Parade is a premier Jackson-based event that started in 1958, and is a great way to kick-start the summer.

See you this weekend!

‘Community Booster’ and more from the CitPat

We’ve received a bit of attention from the Jackson Citizen Patriot this past week.

In case you missed it, here are the articles that have featured American 1 and our role in the community. We appreciate the attention, but ultimately it’s what we’ve always done.


Look for my talk with Steve Thelen, manager at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, early next week.


The Rose Parade in (moving) pictures



A little something we put together to show what a great time we had at the Rose Parade and Party in the Park. Check out a few more of our videos on our YouTube page.


Rose Parade photos posted on Flickr

Flowers in the park

For those that couldn’t make it to the Rose Parade or Party in the Park this past Sunday, you can live vicariously through our Flickr page – where we just posted photos of the day.

Enjoy!

What a day at the Rose Parade

Down Greenwood during the Rose Parade

We’ll get more info out as soon as we get everything in order, but what a Rose Parade yesterday.

If you were there (and chances are, judging from the crowds, you were), you’ll probably agree that everything went perfectly: the weather, the 100-float parade, the Party in the Park. We’re all so proud of how the 50th anniversary of the Rose Festival drew a huge crowd. What a way to celebrate Jackson tradition.

Here are a few more photos from the event. We’ll post more to our Flickr account as the week goes on, plus some videos of the parade on YouTube.

Our Home Office Lego float

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