Celebrating 30 years of Heritage Days in Macomb
Sat, 25 Jun 2011 20:23:09 GMT —
Heritage Days has made its way to Macomb this weekend. The annual parade kicked off Saturday's celebrations.
Hundreds of people lined the square to watch the entertainment march by, from the Macomb High School Band to the Dolphin Swim Team. Members of the B-Battery, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery, National Guard unit, who just returned from a year-long deployment to Egypt, strolled through town as this year's grand marshal.
Macomb's Heritage Days have stepped back in time 150 years, taking on the look of the Civil War era. A big part of the weekend's celebration is the money raised by the Macomb Rotary Club to fight polio around the world.
"This is our major forte, with the Rotary Club. And we've almost got it down. We've gone from millions of cases of polio in the world down to a few hundred. There are still four countries that have polio, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Nigeria," said Richard Passmore, a former district governor for the Macomb Rotary Club.
Sunday's events include a Fly-in and drive-in breakfast at the Macomb Municipal Airport from 7 a.m. to noon.