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Entries open for Colony Day parade, 5K

The Aurora Colony Days committee is now accepting entries for the parade and the 1K/5K Run/Walk to be held as part of the annual celebration in early August.

The third annual Aurora Colony Days 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively, Aug. 9. The fun run and chip-timed race will begin at the Old Aurora Colony Museum, 15018 Second St.

The cost of participation is $10 for the fun run and $20 for the 5K and includes a T-shirt.

For more information or to register online, visit auroracolony.com/colonydays/1k5k-runwalk. To volunteer, email Shari at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Aurora Colony Days Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Aug. 9, with the theme “Neighbors in Paradise.” Entries will be judged in the following categories: best theme, best spirit, grand marshal’s choice, best classic/vintage vehicle, best pet and quirkiest float.

All are welcome, from marching bands to individual musicians, horses and buggies, floats, pickup trucks, bicycles, walkers, strollers and even dogs walking people.

For a copy of the entry form and further details, visit auroracolony.com/colonydays/parade.

To volunteer for the parade, email Annie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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