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There's still time to take part in Osakis Festival parade

There's still time to register your entry for the 2013 Osakis Festival Grand Parade.

The parade is set for Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m.

There's no entry fee to participate. Registration forms are available on the Osakis Chamber of Commerce website ( Return forms as soon as possible.

This year, there will also be a contest for the most humorous, creative and musical parade entries. Prizes include Osakis Chamber Bucks.

Vicki Hinrichs of Osakis is coordinating this year's parade and said, "This is a community-wide event and there's still plenty of time to get a float together. People of all ages can take part. You could win prizes , but you can also enter a float just for the fun of putting something together and the pride of being part of the festival."

Information about where to go and where to line up will be mailed to people who register to take part in the parade.

For more information, contact Vicki Hinrichs, parade chairperson, at (320) 760-4684 or

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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