Wow, what a storm it was this morning! After seeing some of the pictures of the parade on Facebook it looked as if something was about to get rescheduled.... not to worry though.

The Parade and events scheduled tonight are happening!  As you can see from these photos taken at about 11 am today, it looks like they have already recovered...

All systems go for tonight's mini-concert and of course tomorrow's parade.  It's really surprising to me how an event with the magnitude that exists in this town has been able to turn around such a great recovery plan in mere hours.  It says something about this town that is very refreshing. People are tough here, resilient, and not afraid of any stinking rain or wind.

According to the Mandan Parade site here's the schedule:

 7:00 a.m. - Free Busing begins from BSC, Bank of North Dakota and Bismarck Elks lot in Bismarck to Mandan Parade locations
7:55 a.m. - Street Closures
8:00 a.m. - Live Broadcast Begins on Main Street, Tune to Cool 98.7 on your FM Dial
8:00 a.m. - Road Race Begins at the Mandan Depot
8:15 a.m. - Street Festival Begins - Enjoy Street Bands, DJs, Costumed Characters, Street Entertainment and much more!
9:00 a.m. -  BisMan Stiletto Race - Burger King
10:00 a.m. - Classic Car Parade begins on the Strip
10:10 a.m. - Grand Parade begins on the Strip
10:30 a.m. - Grand Parade arrives at Main and Memorial
11:00 a.m. - Live broadcast begins on KX Networks
11:05 a.m. - Grand Parade arrives at Art in the Park
4:30 p.m. - Last chance to catch a Free Bus Ride from downtown Mandan
5:00 p.m. - Free busing ends

See you there!