The Burden Dayz Parade Committee announced Lowell Smith and Delbert Petters as grand marshals for the parade. Burden Dayz Parade starts at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 in Burden.
“These two individuals owned and operated business in Burden for several decades and made meaningful contributions to our community” Burden Dayz parade chair Kimberly Tatum said.
Smith and Petters were longtime business partners and operated D&L Service in Burden for 45 years until their retirement. The two men began their service station at a time when gas was 19 cents per gallon and labor was $3 an hour. They expanded their business by 1967 to include a Jeep dealership, selling Jeeps as far away as Peru.
The day begins at 7 a.m. with Clinton Lodge 233 biscuits and gravy. Vendors open at 10 a.m.
The fun continues throughout the day with free concerts, kids activities, vendors, food trucks, a fun run fundraiser and PRCA rodeo, and concludes with a dance.
Check the Burden Dayz, website, www.burdendayz.com, for a schedule, as well as list of vendors.