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Parade to kick off Victoria Livestock Show

By Elena Watts
Feb. 20, 2014 at 5:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 19, 2014 at 8:20 p.m.

If You Go Saturday

• Barbecue cook-off - Public tasting/judging, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St., and award ceremony, 6 p.m., at Victoria Jaycees Hall, 2601 N. Azalea St.

• Parade - 10 a.m. at downtown Victoria

Horseshoes and washers tournament - 1 p.m. (registration 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) at Victoria Community Center

• Wiener dog races - 2 p.m. (registration 12:45-1:45 p.m.) at Victoria Community Center

• The Reed Exposition Midway carnival will be open from 5-11 p.m. weekdays and noon-11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays on the community center grounds.

More than 35 entrants are expected to participate in the Victoria Livestock Show parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The theme of this year's Victoria Livestock Show and parade is Cowboy Boots and Country Roots.

Entrants include Miss Victoria, the Livestock Show Queen's Court, political candidates, horses, tractors and cars and 4-H and Boy Scout clubs.

The parade begins at Goodwin Avenue and Main Street. Parade participants travel south on Main Street, west on Church Street and north on Bridge Street. And the parade ends at Goodwin Avenue and Bridge Street.

"It's great to see how creatively they decorate the floats," said Nick Rodriguez, parade chairman.



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