Due to expected rain and the threat of thunderstorms on Thursday, the Corinth-Alcorn County Veterans Day Parade has been postponed until Friday.
“The weather outlook just does not look good,” said Bobby McDaniel, parade organizer. “It’s best to plan for it on Friday.”
Originally planned for 10 a.m. on Veterans Day, McDaniel spent Wednesday contacting groups who had signed up to please make plans to participate on Friday, which offers no chance of rain.
Lineup begins at 9 a.m. Friday beside First Baptist Church. The parade route follows Fillmore Street in downtown Corinth and ends at the Alcorn County Courthouse.
A brief program will follow the parade on the court square.
This year’s parade is dedicated to the U.S. Marine Corps. Grand Marshal is Michael Goad, commander of VFW Post 3962 and a retired Marine.
American Legion Post 6 Commander Nora Moreland is also a retired Marine.
Post 6 on South Tate Street will go on with the annual Brunswick stew today as planned. People can drive through at the basement door between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to pick up a quart or a gallon of the hearty concoction. There will be no inside serving because of difficulty in obtaining supplies and COVID-19.
The cost is $7 per quart or $25 per gallon.
One of the organizers, Carlean Parker, said they hope the tradition can get back to normal next year.