NORMAN — State flag,
mascot debut at 2014 edition
Norman’s 89er Day parade, one of Norman's oldest and most traditional events, proudly announces the addition of two iconic entries this year.
The Oklahoma flag stretching the width of Main Street will travel the parade route, accompanied by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at the University of Oklahoma.
Making his parade debut this year will also be 89er Norm, a rough and raucous cowboy mascot whose costume will pay homage to the Land Run settlers.
Norman’s 89er Day Parade, which this year will travel from West to East along Main Street from Crawford Avenue to Lahoma Ave., is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 12 in downtown Norman. The parade commemorates the day in April 1889 that Oklahoma was opened for settlement.
The theme, True Grit, pays tribute to the parade’s 2014 partner, Pioneer Library System, which is celebrating the finale of its Big Read in conjunction with this year’s parade. The novel, partially set in Oklahoma, has been the focal point of the library’s initiative throughout the year.
In addition to the parade, the day’s Big Read activities will include an 11:30 a.m. Free Family Fun Fair at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 601 E. Robinson, followed at 2 p.m. with a Wild West Show featuring Pawnee Bill.
To register or for more information, visit Norman89er.com.
Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.