By Lindsay Doty
Plainfield residents are cheerleading the decision to move the Quaker Day parade route back to Main Street/U.S 40 this year.
“We are proud to get this approved. This has been a long time coming,” Plainfield Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brad DuBois said. “This is where it belongs, on the National Road. This is what Plainfield is.”
Since 1979, the annual parade has been a part of Plainfield’s fall festivities. For most of the parade’s history, it traveled along Main Street (U.S. 40). Around 10 years ago, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) started construction that led to rerouting the parade to a much smaller parallel road, Buchanan Street.
The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce has been working on getting this approved for a year.
“There are many details that will need to be finalized, but we are giving something back to the Town of Plainfield and the residents that support our businesses,” Plainfield Chamber Board Chairman Rick Shaw said. “With support from the Chamber and the community, we hope to make this the best Quaker Day Parade that’s ever been.”
The parade will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 21. The route will begin at the Plainfield Offices of this year’s parade presenting sponsor, Duke Energy, and will continue down Main Street/U.S. 40 to the Al & Jan Barker Athletic Complex on Vestal Road.
For full details on the Quaker Day Parade, entry application and sponsor information, visit plainfield-in.com/quaker-day-parade.html or contact the Plainfield Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-839-3800.