Thanks to street construction, the units in Stewartville’s annual Summerfest Parade will take a slightly different route this July 4.
Floats traveling east along Lakeshore Drive will avoid Fourth Street Northeast, which is under construction, and will instead turn left and move north along Main Street to Sixth Street Northeast, where they will turn right and follow the street until it becomes Second Avenue Northeast, which runs along the east side of the Stewartville Care Center.
“We’re hoping to go down to Sixth, and come up and around and go past the Care Center…and then the normal route,” Gwen Ravenhorst, administrator of the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce, told the City Council at a May meeting. “(The parade) shouldn’t be that much longer. We want it to go past the Care Center.”
Parade units normally travel east along Lakeshore Drive, then cross Main Street to Fourth Street Northeast, proceed just north of the Care Center, turn right onto Second Avenue Northeast, then turn right again onto Highway 30 East and proceed to Main Street.