|President, First Lady to participate In Casselton parade|
President Robert Kelley and First Lady Marcia Kelley will participate in the 2009 Cass County Summerfest Grand Parade in Casselton, N.D., beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Summerfest organizers will attempt to break the world record for the most fire trucks in a parade. The record is 159, achieved April 28, 2006, in Oberdiessbach, Switzerland. Casselton's application has been approved by Guinness Book of World Records. Planners hope to attract 200 fire trucks for their parade.
The Kelleys will ride in one of the UND's North Dakota-made Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) electric vehicle, which they also rode in the Park River parade this year, to celebrate the town's quasquicentennial (125th anniversary), and last year for the Sheyenne parade, which celebrated that town's quasquicentennial at the same time that UND celebrated its 125th year.
The four-day event in Casselton begins Wednesday, Aug. 13, and ends Saturday, Aug. 16. A schedule of activities is available at: http://www.casscountysummerfest.com/
-- Peter Johnson, Executive Associate Vice President for University Relations, 777-4317, firstname.lastname@example.org