The Farmers Parade will go on despite the potential messy weather conditions.
Ellerbe will be putting on its 18th annual Farmers Parade starting at 11 a.m. today on Main Street. There will be activities after the parade provided by the Ellerbe Lions Club at Lions Club Park.
The weather outlook is less than ideal. The forecast calls for a temperature of 56 degrees Fahrenheit at the start of the parade. There is also a 30 percent chance of rain with a light wind.
“We’re still going to continue on with the parade,” said Tami Thomas, program technician for Richmond County Farm Service Agency.
The parade usually has a crowd around 10,000 each year and it gets bigger every year.
“If it rains today, it will be the first time it has done so in the 18 years we have had this parade,” said Thomas. “So, we’re going to stick it out and hope for the best.”
A farmers luncheon will still be held at noon on Nov. 25 at at the Farm Service Agency, located at 123 Caroline St. in Rockingham.
The agency is still collecting entry forms for floats in the parade. Anyone interested in submitting an entry form, vendor form or would like to offer ideas for Farm City Week, contact Yaklin at 910-895-3950 ext. 2, Jamie English at 910-652-5546 or Lee Anne Crump at 910-997-8255.
Entry forms and vendor information are available at the Farm Service Agency.