This year’s Kalona Days parade, sponsored by CBI Bank & Trust, at 10 a.m. June 15 has a couple of new twists, according to Chamber Director Ben Curtis.

First, those with parade entries are asked to have a Beach Party theme for their floats. A traveling trophy will be presented for the best float using that theme.

So dust off your flip-flops, inflate a beach ball, and grab your sunglasses! Parade applicants will be judged on their application of the Beach Party theme into their float. Let’s fill Kalona with bright colors and warmth this June!

Second, everyone is encouraged to register his or her parade entries online. Visit the Kalona Days website to register.

The Parade lineup will start at 8:30a.m. on 9th street next to the Kalona Sales Barn. Late registrants will fall in line as they arrive.

The parade will proceed west on 9th street through the downtown area and west to Highway 1, north on Highway 1 then right onto C Avenue and proceed to the Sales Barn area to disperse as in past years.

Call Ben Curtis at the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce (319-656-2660) or by email at