RiverCade announces parade marshal for 55th annual event
SIOUX CITY, Ia —
We now know who will lead the 55th annual Rivercade Parade next week.
Retired United States Navy Rear Admiral Frank Thorp the fourth serves as the CEO of the US Navy Memorial in Washington DC, and has led the USS Sioux City Commissioning Committee since 2017.
Rivercade Event Coordinator Phyl Claeys feels having Thorp return to Siouxland for this special event will bring an important message to everyone.
"In '64 this was started to celebrate the quality of life and our connection with the rivers. That tradition has continued for fifty five years, and this year is no exception. We celebrate Sioux City. That is what Rivercade is," said Claeys.
This year's parade will take place next Wednesday, July 18th beginning at 6 o'clock.
The route includes Douglas street from 5th to 10th street, and Pierce street from 10th to 4th.