Shriners’ parade Saturday morning in Yukon

Primary route on south side of Main Street from Garth Brooks Boulevard to 5th

Ellis Marquez

The Central States Shrine Association (CSSA) will present its 2021 Shrine parade at 8 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 21 in Yukon.

The primary parade route will be on the south side of Main Street from Garth Brooks Boulevard to Fifth Street.

Mini-Indy cars, bikes, trikes, dune buggies, motorcycles, scooters, go-carts, miniature combines, and more will be featured. There are about 500 entries.

Members of Oklahoma’s three Shrine centers will be joined by Shriners from seven other “central” U.S. states – Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa.

Participants will travel 5-10 miles per hour during the Aug. 21st “rolling parade” in downtown Yukon. They will leave and return from the Yukon Middle School parking lot, 801 S Garth Brooks Blvd.

Shriners International is a fraternal organization that raises funds to support Shrine hospitals across North America, Canada, and Mexico.

Oklahoma’s Shrine centers (headquarters) are India at 3601 NW 36th in Oklahoma City, Bedouin in Muskogee and Akdar in Tulsa.

The India Shrine is hosting the CSSA’s regional convention this year. Shriners from some 22 cities across the Midwest are attending.

India Shriners will be back for the 56th Oklahoma Czech Festival parade on Saturday, Oct. 2 in downtown Yukon.

The India Shrine Circus will be Oct. 21-24 at the Jim Norick State Fair Park Arena in Oklahoma City.

Shrine Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs in a family-centered environment.