Sign-up deadlines near for Hyde Park parades

Hyde Park is getting ready to put on a parade; two, in fact.

Anyone wanting to participate in the parades on Memorial Day and July 4th must register with the town Recreation Department. The Memorial Day Parade sign-up deadline is May 9; the July 4th Parade sign-up deadline is June 13.

Parade participants will have the option to compete for a trophy in the following categories: Marching Unit, Fire Dept., Community Float, Commercial Float and Performance Group.

This year’s Independence Day parade will feature “Hyde Park Railroad Station – Celebrating 100 years!” as its theme. The Hudson Valley Railroad Society will be honored as Grand Marshal.

Registration forms and information are available at www.hydeparkny.us, or by contacting Diane Cullen, recreation leader, at 229-8086 x4 or recprogramleader@hydeparkny.us.