Need To Know Information About Thursday's Western Little League Celebration - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/29/07

Need To Know Information About Thursday's Western Little League Celebration

The Western All-Stars returned to Lubbock on Monday and Thursday's parade and celebration is to show everyone's appreciation for all the team has done for the city. The motorcade will consist of 8 convertibles for the team and SUV's carrying their families. The motorcade will be escorted by marching bands and Lubbock's first responders.

The parade will start in the parking lot of the United Market Street at 50th and Indiana. It's going to loop around in the parking lot and exit the parking lot onto Indiana, head north on Indiana just for a moment before they hang a left turning west on 50th Street. Spectators for the parade are encourages to line up along the north side of 50th for the best vantage point.

Once the motorcade leaves Market Street it will head west down 50th all the way to Slide Road and then turn north. Before gets to Slide it will pick up the Texas Tech Marching Band at the Santa Fe restaurant near Slide. The marching band will join the motorcade there and make its way north along Slide to City Bank Parkway.

The motorcade will eventually turn at City Bank Parkway where they'll hang a left heading westbound, toward the parking lot where the celebration festivities will be held.

The festivities will include marching bands, food and your chance to welcome home the Lubbock Little League Western All-Stars in person.

Schedule of Festivities

  • Beginning at 5:20 p.m., a pep rally with the Frenship High School Band will be held at the United Market Street at 50th and Indiana.
  • The parade will start at 6 p.m. and make its way to the City Bank parking lot by 6:30.
  • Until 8 p.m., you can meet the team, as well as local, state, and national leaders.
  • A $1 donation will get you a hot dog, chips and a Coke with 100% of the proceeds going to the Little League Association.

Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can park in the lot on the south side of the City Bank Building or in the vacant lot east of City Bank Parkway.

A shuttle service will run from the Terrace Shopping Center and Coronado High School parking lots from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

Organizers of the event are expecting a large turnout, so you are encouraged to arrive early. If you are unable to attend the event, NewsChannel 11 will be broadcasting live 5 and 6.

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