La Mesa Gearing Up For A Special Parade

LA MESA -- Saturday's Flag Day Parade is expected to be the biggest in recent history as the energy and participation of the community in the Centennial Events is added to the regular commitment local residents have to this annual expression of patriotism.

The Marine Corps Band, one of the most impressive marching bands in the world, will be once again leading the parade, which will feature an increased number of floats, several of which will be making reference to the La Mesa's first century. There will also be a recreation of an historic photo in which the residents of La Mesa gathered decades ago. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the march through the Village starting at 10 a.m.

The parade will also mark the kick-off of the Centennial Geocaching event. Called the "Amazing Geocache Challenge,'' you can team up with friends and family to visit geocache  containers hidden through the city at local parks, attractions and historical landmarks. Each hidden treasure will reveal interesting historical facts and a challenge question. You’ll receive a set of coordinates, to which you’ll navigate using your own handheld GPS device or GPS-enabled smart phone.

Visit the La Mesa Centennial and La Mesa Historical Society booth at the parade for information about La Mesa’s history, the Amazing Geocache Challenge, and Centennial commemorative items. For more information call the parade hotline at 667.1172 or click on the Flag Day banner at the top of LaMesaToday's front page for the latest official parade information from the City of La Mesa.

Also check out a Mike Castellucci KUSI news report on the creation of the centennial float by CLICKING HERE.

See you in the Village Saturday.

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