Community support is needed to make the following changes about parade parking according to city officials. If you support the following proposal, please contact a city councilman.

Parking for any parade should be safe for children and adults as well; especially the Fourth of July parade in downtown Hutchinson.

With the number of people that park their vehicles on Main Street, this has been allowed to become the “norm.”

A lot of people have relatives and friends coming to join them in hopes of "seeing" the parade for this huge holiday celebration.

The people who are parking their vehicles on Main Street are obstructing others view and making it dangerous for children and pedestrians.

When candy is thrown or flags are given out, both children and adults want to be a part of that. It becomes dangerous when they walk out around these vehicles parked on Main Street to see what is happening. At the same time, they are trying to avoid walking directly into the traffic of the parade.

The streets should be blocked off and local traffic should not be allowed where the parade will be going through, so everyone can enjoy the parade as it was meant to be.

In most towns, people can sit along the curbs for a parade because there are no vehicles parked along the curbs. Why not make the Hutchinson Fourth of July parade and any parade here safe and enjoyable to attend?

 

Mary Brillhart

Hutchinson