Chief Barlow has dedicated more than 35 years to the Citizens and the Community. Chief leads 121 Sworn Officers and 25 Civilians Employees.
Carmel VFW Post 10003
As has been the tradition since the first Carmel Fest 4th of July Parade the Carmel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10003 and Carmel American Legion Post 155 will lead the parade with a Color Guard.
Immediately behind the Color Guard is another joint effort by the VFW and the Legion to support our Community and all Veterans.
In a the Chevrolet Truck provided by Hare Chevrolet is the Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars â Richard Leirer, the Commander of the American Legion - Andy Carson, and the President of the VFW Auxiliary - Randall Kirk.
Following the Chevrolet Truck in a Corvette is Don Hudson American Legion Adjutant
Then on the lowboy provided by Paddackâs Wrecker & Heavy Transport is a group of Veterans ranging from Alec Reakic a World War II Veteran of the Pacific to Tiffany Lienerth a War on Terror Veteran and many others too numerous to mention, HEROs each and every one of them.
Next in the VFW/Legion unit is a Troop Transport provided by Nick OâHaver, the transport has Veteran family members, and members of the VFW Auxiliary, Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion
The tractor and trailer provided by Paddackâs Wrecker & Heavy Transport is hauling the VFWâs M3A1 75MM Anti-Tank Gun. circa 1943. Also in the trailer are flags for each Branch of the Military, the Vietnam Veteran flag, and the POW/MIA flag.
Carmel American Legion
The Carmel American Legion is represented today with the color guard and several of their member veterans. The American Legion is the nation's largest Veteran's Service Organization with 2.4 million members and nearly 14,000 posts across the US. The Carmel post offers lunch Monday through Friday that is open to the public. So stop by and say hello!
Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds Sponsored by National Bank of Indianapolis
Please join us in welcoming our very own Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds, presented today by the National Bank of Indianapolis! The Marching Greyhounds are under the direction of Band Directors Chris Kreke (crayâ-key), Andrew Cook, Michael Pote (pá¹te), and Kyle Young with Percussion Director Matt Black and Color Guard Director Eryn Boone.
Led by Drum Majors Will Culpepper, Izzy Topp, James Olekszyk (O-lek-zik), Tali Duckworth (tal-E), and Mina Krieger (Mee-nah Kree-gur), the 340 member Carmel High School Marching Band is one of the most highly decorated marching ensembles in the United States. The Marching Greyhounds are a five time Indiana State Champion and a five time Bands of America Grand National Champion and have recently performed in both the Macyâs Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Marching Greyhounds are honored to serve as the Grand Marshal for todayâs parade in celebration of their third consecutive national championship.
Letâs put our hands together for your award-winning hometown Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds! The National Bank of Indianapolis has sponsored the Carmel High School Marching Band entry to the CarmelFest parade for the past several years. NBOI is dedicated to supporting the community. Our highly experienced bankers constantly strive to provide a level of service virtually unheard of in banking today. The National Bank of Indianapolis thanks you for joining us today and we wish you a wonderful Independence Day celebration.
Carmel Clay Color Guard
The Carmel-Clay Color Guard is comprised of elementary and middles school students in the CCS School District. The group is sponsored by the Carmel High School Band Boosters. The students learn introductory dance, flag and rifle techniques to present a parade routine. The group is a beginning experience to introduce younger students to the fun of the Color Guard activity!
âCentier Bank is proud to be the sponsor of todayâs Carmel Fest parade! With more than 60 locations throughout Indiana and 6 in the Greater Indianapolis area, Centier is at the heart of our community. Centier offers a unique community banking experience, one built on relationships and trust that comes with being Indianaâs largest, private family-owned bank, serving since 1895. Visit centier.com today to learn more about the Centier difference!â
Carmel's Bravest- the Carmel Fire Department. They are lead by the CFD's Honor Guard. Following the Honor Guard/Pipes & Drums are the Honor Platoon, Carmel Fire Buffs Ladder Truck with CFD retirees, Ambulance #341, Engine #341, and Ladder #341. The Carmel Fire Buffs 1936 Dodge Ahren Fox is presented by Steve Martin & Farm Bureau Insurance. The Carmel Fire Department is always ready and prepared for any fire or medic call-to-service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always respond to protect life and property for the citizens of Carmel and Clay Township.
Carmel City Council
Riding on a Carmel Fire Department Ladder Truck, City Council President Jeff Worrell is joined by City Council Vice President Laura Campbell, NE District Representative Sue Finkam, At-Large Councilor Kevin Woody Rider and SW District Rep Tony Green.
Carmel Indiana is recognized as one of the premier Bicycle Cities in the United States and Indiana. Carmel City Councilor Bruce Kimball wishes to remind everyone the new Indiana State law requires 3 feet distances statewide when a motor vehicle passes a cyclists. Remember that bicyclists is someoneâs child or may be a parent.
Rotary Club of Carmel
Please welcome the Rotary Club of Carmel float! Carmel Rotary is celebrating 47 years of service to the Carmel Clay community. The Rotary Club of Carmel is an all-volunteer organization, which presents CarmelFest to the community each year. Rotary members are business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help build goodwill and peace throughout the world. Carmel Rotary is committed to improving lives in our own community and abroad. Rotaryâs humanitarian spirit is reflected in the motto âService Above Self.â
Some of Carmel Rotaryâs capital projects include the Rotary Plaza on the Monon Greenway, the Rotary Clock on Main Street, and the Rotary Centennial Amphitheatre at the Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, the Club does multiple service projects throughout the year. Not only does the club contribute locally, but globally as well, including, but not limited to, eradicating polio across the globe.
Celebrating the Fourth of July on the Rotary Float is Club President Brad Sexauer and Carmel Rotarian of the Year, Ginny Terpening. Carmel Rotary is recognizing Ginny Terpening for her many avenues of service to the community, including obtaining & overseeing a $10,000 grant to provide child safety seats to the Carmel Police Department and Trinity Free Clinic in Carmel. Ginny is an outstanding example of the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self". Not present on the float is Carmel Rotary Honoree Ann Gallagher, recipient of the 2019 Rotary Outstanding Service Award, also known as ROSA. This award is presented annually to a non-Rotarian who has provided outstanding volunteer service to the Carmel community. Ann is a member of the Carmel Police Department who graciously donated her time on her days off to ensure the Child Safety Seat Program met the needs of 173 under-priviledged youth and served as a certified child seat installer.
Rotary Youth Exchange students riding on the float are Conradin Neff, Eva Childers-Arnold, Lola Rorick & Sarah Hao.
Rotary Club of Carmel 10 person bike
The World Famous Carmel Rotary 10 Person Bicycle. The Rotary yellow/gold bicycle has been a parade favorite for more than 25 years. It is being ridden by Carmel Rotarians and their families and friends. This famous bike appears in many local parades and was featured in the Rotary International Centennial Parade in Chicago in 2005. It was built especially for Carmel Rotary by Rotarian Nick Kestner who owned the Carmel Schwinn Bicycle Shop
Mayor Jim Brainard is Carmelâs first six-term mayor. During that time, Carmel has grown in
population from 25,000 to almost 100,000. Parkland, greenspace and trails have increased. The
development of an Arts & Design District, a downtown called City Center and a new Midtown
project joining the two together, has helped in the creation of a vibrant, thriving city where
companies want to locate and where families want to live. Mayor Brainard is frequently asked to speak around the world about city planning,
redevelopment, roadway networks and climate policy. He has encouraged the construction of
roundabouts, which reduces accidents with injury almost 80 percent at intersections. Carmel now has 122 roundabout intersections. Mayor Brainard serves as a Trustee and Co-chair of the Energy Independence and Climate Protection Task Force for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
In November of 2013 he was appointed to the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and
Resilience by the President of the United States. Mayor Brainardâs academic background
includes a Bachelor of Arts in History from Butler University, Doctor of Jurisprudence from Ohio Northern University and a diploma from the Oxford Institute on
International and Comparative Law from the University of San Diego.
Carmel High School Cheerleaders
The Carmel High school competition cheerleaders are proud to cheer on the greyhounds during football season. They also attend local and state competitions. Last year the Varsity team placed in the top 5 at State Finals while the JV was named State Champions! Go Hounds
âWTTV CBS4 is proud to honor our veterans who have or are currently serving our country. Please give a huge round of applause to United States Navy Captain Dianne Johnson, who is part of the CBS4 parade unit today. Captain Johnson was the longest serving female in the Navy when she retired in 2011 after 36 years working in Operations and Communications. She has been stationed in Iceland, Key West, Washington D.C., San Diego, and Crane, just to name a few. She now lives in Northern Indiana. Following her car is CBS4's Bob Donaldson, Debby Knox, Chris Widlic and Chief Meteorologist Chris Wright. Get your news, now, weeknights at 5, 6 and 11pm. Behind them, is the CBS4 This Morning Team with Frank Mickens, Angela Brauer, Rachel Bogle, and Meteorologist Star Derry. You can watch them weekday mornings beginning at 5am. CBS4 is also proud to be the official media partner for your Indianapolis Colts. GO COLTSâ
TWIRLERS IRELAND & VAYDA JONES
HERE COMES IRELAND AND VAYDA JONES OF CARMEL, INDIANA. THE SISTERS AGE 13 AND 9 ARE CHAMPION BATON TWIRLERS THAT HAVE WON STATE AND NATIONAL TITLES. TOGETHER THEY HAVE WON OVER 1000 TROPHIES IN STATES FROM FLORIDA, MICHIGAN, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND AND INDIANA. BOTH GIRLS ARE ON THEIR SCHOOL'S HONOR ROLL AND LOVE TO PERFORM.
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IndyBalloons is located in Carmel and serves all of central Indiana with balloon displays, balloon decor, and balloon deliveries. Recognizing July 4th and supporting our military service members and their families, the IndyBalloons team proudly presents this giant American Flag balloon display. This giant balloon flag is constructed of over 600 printed and solid color balloons and demonstrates a unique way to celebrate the July 4th holiday!
As our name indicates, historically the band is most recognized for our continued presence during the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Band also has a relationship with the Indianapolis Colts as the Horseshoe Pipes and Drums at home games. The Band consists of a diverse group of musicians from different backgrounds and experiences. We hope the parade viewers enjoy the sounds!
McDonald's of Central Indiana
McDonaldâs of Central Indiana is proud to participate in the 2019 Carmelfest 4th of July Parade. The McDonaldâs Mustang came all the way from Michigan to be in our parade today. The McDonald's "HAMBURGLAR" wants to remind everyone to fuel your day with a McDonald's breakfast sandwich and frozen McCafe coffee, which you can find just down the street on Carmel Drive.
Sponsored by the Carmel Clay Republican Club. State Senator Victoria Spartz serves Senate District 20, which includes Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and Westfield since 2017. She is the Chairwoman of the Legislative Council Audit and Financial Reporting Subcommittee, a member of the Senate Committees on Education and Career Development; Environmental Affairs; and Pensions and Labor.
BALLET FOLKLORICO MOSAICOS is a cultural artistic group and is characterized by presenting a show full of color and a collection of dances, music and folklore from the many of the States of Mexico. Ballet Mosaicos is proud to represent the Mexican-American culture and celebrate another Independence Day with all of us. MOSAICOS was founded on March 3, 2014 an is a Non-Profit Organization in the State of Indiana. This is the 2nd year Mosaicos participates on our CARMELFEST Parade.
The group consists of young people as young as 13 years of age and adults. Just recently Mosaicos founded a KIDS group for ages 6 to 12. Both groups are directed by JESUS HERNANDEZ who is native from Oaxaca, Mexico and proudly puts together this amazing representation for the 2019 CARMELFEST Parade.
What is a Girl Scout? A Girl Scout is a courageous scout ready to take on the world. Whether it is camping, being friendly, helpful, serving God, serving her country or selling delicious Girl Scout cookies she is there. Every Girl deserves the chance to be a Girl Scout. We are the Girl Scouts!
Coram Deo Academy, a kindergarten through 8th grade school, located in downtown Carmel exists to assist parents in their duty of biblically training their children by offering academic instruction that is distinctly and consistently Christ-centered and classical.
The George Washington High School Continental Regiment is under the direction of Alexander Warren. The Continentals compete in the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament and the Indianapolis School Music Festival annually. They have also performed with Marion University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and Tennessee State University. Members of the Continental Regiment have marched at the Indianapolis 500 Parade as members of the Indianapolis All City Marching Band. The Continental Regiment are an Indianapolis Public Schools ensemble and are proud to be public.
WRTV6 Meteorologist Kevin Gregory, Amanda Sarrantino and Marc Mullins
WRTV6 Chief Meteorologist Kevin Gregory will celebrate his 30th year at the station this August. Today he's celebrating the 4th of July with us. Kevin predicted this weather!! Marc Mullins & Amanda Sarrantino co-anchor RTV6âs daytime and evening newscasts alongside Kevin.
Felix for Judge
Judge Paul Felix has been serving Hamilton County in the Circuit Court since 2009. He helped start the Youth Assistance Program, and leads the current changes being made to the Juvenile Justice System in this county. Judge Felix and his family Nicki, Nathan, Ilana, and Paxton wish you a Happy 4th of July.
Young at Heart Senior Line Dance group has participated in the Circle City Classic parades. They have provided entertainment for several years along the race route of the IPL Mini Marathon and to include the Indiana State Fair Dance Stage. As a community service, they also have entertained at numerous nursing homes and senior social functions in and around Indianapolis. It is an honor and a pleasure to participate in this 2019 Carmelfest parade.
Next up, we have Indiana Fever's Freddy Fever! When Freddy is not at a Fever game, he enjoys traveling around the state of Indiana to bring comedic enjoyment to all. Make sure to catch Freddy and the Indiana Fever this season as they celebrate 20 years! Next home game is Wednesday, July 10th at Bankerâs Life Fieldhouse when they celebrate Freddy Fever's Birthday with a Noon start! And heeeeeee's off!!
Miss Indiana 2019 Tiarra Taylor
Miss Indiana 2019, Tiarra Taylor, is a student at Indiana State University majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She is 21 years old and a resident of New Albany, IN. Tiarraâs social impact is âGiving Advantages to Disadvantaged Youthâ. She is a vocalist and sang âShe Used to be Mineâ in the talent competition to win the title.
Chateau Kitchens and Home Remodeling is Carmel's Premier remodeling company celebrating 15 years and hundreds of beautiful kitchens and baths remodels. As a small business in Carmel we are proud to participate in this year's 4th of July Celebration with our Candyland balloons!
Here comes another crowd favorite. Itâs the Corvette Indy Corvette Club. This group has enthusiastically participated in the Carmelfest Parade for the last 27 years. Corvette Indy is the largest Corvette club in the area with over 300 members and is also one of the more active clubs and is currently the 10th largest Corvette Club in the nation and growing. Its members participate in, drives, trips, car shows, parades, racing, driving schools and other car related activities where they enjoy their Corvettes along with good friendships. The members own Corvettes that span all seven generations of Corvettes which were first introduced in 1953 and are known around the world as America's Sports Car. Chevrolet is about to introduce the newest concept in Corvette design. The C-8 mid-engine 2020 Corvette will be making its debut July 18 and is expected to go on sale by the end of the year.
The Corvette is known for its beauty, styling, great handling, speed and performance. Today's models deliver up to 650 horsepower. The Corvette delivers the performance of many of the world's supercars but offers it at a fraction of the exotic European cars' cost. Corvette Indy is proudly sponsored by Penske Chevrolet, located at 96th and Keystone. Members participate in fundraising activities and contribute to several area charities including the Central Indiana Spina Bifida Association, Gleaners Food Bank, Prevail of Hamilton County, Veterans Groups, Special Olympics and many more. For further information check out their website: www.CorvetteIndy.com
Grandmaster Lee's Taekwondo
At Grand Masters Lee's we teach the ultimate goal of martial arts training which is continual growth and development- physically, mentally, and spiritually. We emphasize the importance of ALWAYS do your best and try to do and become better. Tae Kwon Do is for You! It develops discipline & self confidence. Enhancing strength and coordination. Increase endurance, flexibility and strength. And also relieves stress. We hope our students develop by themselves in a positive manner and self-discipline in order to bring out the best in themselves and others. Tae Kwon Do it is for all ages, anybody can start and do it. We have kids, teenagers, adults, even family classes. Become our member and practice the best forms, kicks and mental training.
Civic Theatre is Indiana's longest running Community Theatre, located in Carmel at the Center for the Performing Arts. The 2019-2020 Season kicks off in October with MAMMA MIA! and just in time for Christmas, Civic brings ELF to the stage. Shakespeare's classic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING comes to life in February and the courtroom drama A FEW GOOD MEN will be presented in the Studio Theater in March. Civic's spring musical in April of 2020 is the family favorite Roald Dahl's MATILDA. And in just under a year, in June of 2020, it's DISNEY'S FROZEN! For tickets and more information visit civictheatre.org!
Indiana University Calliope
The IU Calliope has a really interesting history. It was built in 1923 and was the last documented calliope built by the Thomas J. Nichol Company in Cincinnati, Oh. They were the premiere builders of steam calliopes from 1890 until the business dried up in the early 1920's. What made them so special was the particular metals they used and the styles of whistle they built. The metals were brass and copper. Particularly copper was what made them special. The copper is a less dense metal and gives a much mellower tone than the harder brass construction.
When Capt. Thomas Reynolds was building his last and finest showboat, the MAJESTIC (in 1923) at Point Pleasant WV, he purchased what would be the last Thomas J. Nichol steam calliope built for it. This calliope would be played as the vessel came into town. IU removed the Calliope from the Majestic and installed it in this circus wagon to celebrate the Bicentennial of the United States in 1976.
Today it is used by the campuses of Indiana University in its historic role as goodwill ambassador for the University and appears in parades and events on the campuses. With the bicentennial of the university in 2020, it will be utilized in many events and the historic sound will reverberate along this hills and valleys of the state to celebrate this great milestone.
for education in the State of Indiana.
President Abraham Lincoln
On the most patriotic day of the year, please welcome our 16th President and most famous Hoosier, Abraham Lincoln.
University High School Boys Baseball State Champions
Congratulations to the One A State Championship Baseball Team: The Trailblazers of University High School. University is a college preparatory high school in West Carmel, celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2020 and they are joining us today in celebration of their big State win!
Carmel High School Boys Basketball State Champions
Here come the Carmel High Schools Boys' basketball team. They are celebrating a 26-1 Season Record,
-Undefeated MIC conference Champions and
-2019 State Champions!
And congratulations to Indiana All-Star John Michael Mulloy!
Congregation Beth Shalom "Strikes up the Band"
Congregation Beth Shalom celebrates the extensive contributions of Jewish composers George and Ira Gershwin to the Great American Song Book including S'Wonderful, I Got Rhythm and, of course, Strike Up the Band.
Indy Fuel Hockey Nitro
Nitro the Dragon from Indy Fuel Hockey is happy to be making an appearance at Carmel Fest. Season tickets are on sale now, come see Nitro as the Fuel defend their home ice this season.
Carmel Masonic Family
Here comes the Carmel Masonic family. All three organizations, the Freemasons, Jobs Daughters, and Demolay stress the importance of family and community. They are always looking for new families to join with them. Happy Fourth from the Carmel Masonic Family!
Indiana Association of Chinese Americans, and Ling's Oriental Martial Arts
Indiana Association of Chinese Americans is a 45 year old 501c3 multi-ethnic community based cultural and service organization. Our members consists of first, second as well as third generation Hoosiers. Membership is opened to all sharing an interest in Chinese-American culture as we believe in inclusion and solidarity with all fellow Americans.
Dr. Ling, founder of Ling's Oriental Martial Arts, is an acclaimed master offering instruction in Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Karate. Practice of these oriental martial arts will create strong self-defense skills as well as strong bodies, confidence, resilience, self-discipline and mental focus. The association is a recipient of the City of Carmel Art Grant Award. Both the Lion Dance and Martial Arts programs are open to all.
Indy International Festival (Nationalities Council of Indiana)
The Nationalities Council of Indiana is the largest Pan-Ethnic Association in the State of Indiana. Member organizations reflects the past, present and future immigration history of Central Indiana and all are dedicated to sharing their ethnic heritage. Leading the way for the council delegations are ethnic volunteers carrying the flags of countries whose people have settled here in Central Indiana. The rest of the parade participants are dressed in clothing that reflects the unique history and culture of their native lands.
Hollywood All Star
Since 2004 Hollywood Cheer and Tumble has provided cheer, dance and tumble training to all ages (Boys and Girls) and abilities throughout Carmel and the surrounding Hamilton County and greater Indianapolis area. We offer quality training from qualified instructors. We offer a variety of cheer and tumble programs designed for all ages and abilities. Our staff is First Aid and USASF CERTIFIED. At Hollywood Cheer and Tumble, family comes first and when you're here, you're FAMILY!
The Hamilton County Democratic Party works to promote progressive ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all individuals in all aspects of social, political, and economic life within Hamilton County, Indiana.
The Emerald Command Marching Band comes from Cloverdale, Indiana. During the 2018-2019 school year, they marched in the Martinsville Fall Foliage Parade, participated in numerous contests, and continued to be a hometown favorite at school events and parades, including CarmelFest. The band is under the direction of Jared Metzger.
Flix Brewhouse is Americaâs only first-run Cinema Brewery conveniently located right here in Carmel! Flix is your one-stop-shop for food, beverage and entertainment. For those who believe that movie going should be so much more than just staring at a screen, Flix is a game-changer! They're on a mission to make the world a happier, craftier place. Swing into Flix to see Spider-Man: Far From Home now playing at Flix. Get tickets at flixbrewhouse.com.
Koran Temple No. 30
Here is Koran Temple number 30, Daughters of the Nile. These ladies are the premiere organization working with Shriners to raise money for the Shriners Childrens Hospitals. They like to have fun so that the kids can run!
Freddys frozen custard and steakburgers located on 146th in carmel/Westfield and new location in west carmel on Michigan road opening soon!! Our founder was a WW2 survivor and our entire company model is based off our pride of the military.
Coming our way and wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Fourth of July is the STEWART & STEWART Fire Truck !! STEWART & STEWART will put out your legal "fires" fast!
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Actors Theatre of Indiana Strikes up the Band
Let's welcome Actors Theatre of Indiana to the Parade today! This fall will mark the beginning of ATI's 15th season at The Studio Theatre at The Center for the Performing Arts. Joining us today are co-founders Don Farrell, Judy Fitzgerald and Cynthia Collins. They would like to thank all their loyal patrons for the opportunity to continue to bring live, professional, theatre to Carmel, Indiana!
And here comes Granpa Cratchet in his firetruck. Granpa is the head of the Sharpsville all volunteer fire department. Iâm not too sure about this folks - Iâm not sure if they put out the fires or start the fires! Watch where youâre driving Granpa! His truck says "Call 1-800-YOU-SPIT and talk to Marge on the French Fryer" ??? Now that is truly an all volunteer fire department right there! Welcome to our big 4th of July parade Granpa. Folks, your kids can lean all kinds of great lessons like safety first, follow your instructions, do your chores and a lot more when you visit Granpaâs youtube channel on line. Or you can go to www.grandpablog.com and see where Granpa is putting on his big show at a fair or festival near you this summer. Drive careful Granpa and put out those fires!
Scott Sander and WISH-TVâs Daybreak team are all local, all morning, weekdays starting at 4am. Storm Track 8âs Tara Hastings provides the latest forecast every weekend at 6 and 10pm. For up to the minute news, traffic and weather, turn to the WISH-TV and Storm Track 8 apps 24 hours a day.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is a premiere law enforcement agency serving and protecting the residents and visitors of the county. With a staff of more than 300 employees, the Sheriff's Office handles patrol and investigation duties as well as housing all inmates for the county. We are here to serve and protect your family.
He's red... he's lovable and a tad mischievous. Please welcome everyone's favorite baseball bear, Rowdie! The Indianapolis Indians begin their series against the Toledo Mud Hens tonight. First Pitch is at 6:05 PM.
95-5 WFMS is the country station in Indiana! Start your weekdays with Jim Deb & Kevin, Jenna Rae helps get you through your work day and with us today is Jack Shell who helps get you home from work! Play Smartest Hoosier Ever with Jack at 3:00 each workday for your chance to win concert tickets and more!
CCPL2GO is the Carmel Library's mobile library. This vehicle is full of books, movies, and audiobooks that are all available to check out. Every week, it stops at over 20 community locations, including parks, senior communities, and neighborhoods. Last year over 20,000 items were checked out from the mobile library!
St. Mark's Kidz and Family Float
St. Mark's United Methodist Church will is proud to sponsor a parade float once again in CarmelFest. The church is located at 126th and Gray Road and our motto is "Mission is a Way of Life." Our float, " Strike up the Band: Make a Joyful Noise" features our Kidz Music and Praise members as well as our Kidz Church as they play instruments in their own rhythm band to celebrate our Nation's Independence Day. Music is a universal language that unites us all and we have a very active music program at St. Mark's.
Indy Eleven Soccer (ZEKE)
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, from your Indy Eleven Soccer, this is ZEKE.
Master Yoo's Tae Kwon Do student demo team and former Korean National Team Masters are walking the parade and demonstrating the world's best martial arts Tae Kwon Do. Tae Kwon Do is an olympic medal sport and teaches our students many life skills such as FOCUS, CONFIDENCE, RESPECT, and LEADERSHIP! Tae Kwon Do is good for all ages and it is such a fun family activity also.
Hoosier MG's represent the 3 central Indiana MG car clubs. The clubs meet each month and have 1 or 2 driving events during the warmer months. The MG 'T" cars represent models from 1948-55. The MGA model was produced from 1956- 1962 and the popular MGB was imported to the US from 1963-1980.
School of Rock
School of Rock is a performance based music program where students take weekly lessons and are apart of a band! Call or stop in to claim your free lesson!
The Carmel Education Foundation congratulates the 2018-19 Carmel Clay Schools Teacher of the Year and the CCS finalist.
Mark your calendars for the 2019, 11th Annual Ghost & Goblins 5K/2K on October 26th. See you there!
Helping people save money on car insurance might sound like serious business, but the folks at GEICO know a thing or two about having a good time. Head on over to the GEICO tent and see for yourself. And while youâre at it, why not contact GEICO for a free quote on auto insurance? Simply call 1-800-947-AUTO today. The whole process is quick and easy, and you could save a lot of money. For more details, and for whatâs sure to be a fun-filled afternoon, stop by the GEICO tent and be a part of the action.
WTHR Anchors Scott Swan and Ben Hill & WTHR Mobile Storm Tracker
From Indiana's News Leader: meet Scott Swan and Ben Hill. Join Ben every morning for Sunrise and see Scott Swan weeknights at 6 and 11. The Live Doppler 13 Mobile Storm Tracker from Indiana's Weather Leader, WTHR channel 13, is equipped with Live doppler radar and Live broadcast capabilities to keep Central Indiana safe and informed in any storm.
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Here come the members of the Carmel High School Choir Department. With over 540 students enrolled in ten ensembles, the Carmel Choir program is one of the largest in the state of Indiana. The top groups have been competing for decades, consistently bringing home grand championships each year. They are thrilled to be a part of this year's parade and they hope to see you at their performances this year. You can visit carmelchoirs.org for more information
The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is bringing the old world charm of Christmas in Germany to beautiful Carmel, Indiana! The Christmas market tradition stretches back to Saxony, Germany during the middles ages. Over the centuries, the joys of the traditional Christmas markets spread from town to town, and around the world and now we welcome it annually right here in our very own Carmel! Join us this winter, November 16th - December 24th, for ice skating at The Ice at Center Green, Hot GlÃ¼hwein (Glue-Wine) and a bratwurst! We look forward to seeing you! And a huge thank you to the Carmel Christkindlmarkt's float sponsors Cox Residential Roofing, Siding and Gutters, and Alphagraphics of Carmel!"
The Sheridan Blackhawk Marching band is proud to present "All Star" by the band Smash-Mouth and fondly remembered from the movie "Shrek" as well as our school song, "Onward Sheridan"! The band is directed by Patrick Cronin, assistant director, Libby Doublestein, color guard instructor Mary Lou Finchum , percussion instructor Johnny McGinnis, and logistics by Sean Knochel.
RE/MAX Legends Group Military Tribute Grand Finale
RE/MAX LEGENDS GROUP is once again honored to pay this special tribute with extreme gratitude to our men and women in uniform for the heroic courage of those who defend our great country!! The RE/MAX LEGENDS float entitled "OUR...red, white and blue ...'SALUTES' ...our RED, WHITE AND BLUE" leads the Military Tribute Grand Finale. Please stand and give a warm welcome to our 'MILITARY HEROES' who are here today from several States and who represent ALL members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, Navy, and US Army Reserves, ALONG WITH THE PILOTS STATIONED AT THE FT WAYNE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE WHO CONDUCTED THE MILITARY JET FLYOVERS IN THEIR HONOR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PARADE. Because of THEIR dedicated service to our country, we may live by the words 'Home of the FREE...because of the BRAVE'... and we THANK YOU! Please stand for these brave men and women in uniform to show them we are ALL...THANKFUL FOR THEIR SERVICE...AND PROUD TO BE AMERICANS!! (Bec Hunter with RE/MAX Legends is also the Director of the CarmelFest Parade)
Korean War AF Veteran Francis Distler (in RE/MAX Legends Military Finale)
Korean War Veteran Francis Distler acquired top secret clearance in the military and was stationed in Germany to intercept radio communications made by the enemy, a very important job! While in Germany he met and married the love of his life (Albi) who is a survivor of Hitler's occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1938. She lived through WWII by jumping into a drainage ditch for protection from incoming fighter planes. Please welcome these two BRAVE "youngsters" and their family to our CarmelFest Parade.
Since its inception in 1993, the mission for "HVAF of Indiana" has been their dedication to eliminate homelessness for veterans and their families through prevention, education, supportive services and advocacy. This is accomplished by providing supportive, structured housing and services to those who are recovering from homelessness. "Helping Veterans and Families" HVAF is a non-profit organization and the Stateâs largest provider of services to homeless and at-risk veterans! They are handing out American flags today to show their patriotism and belief in freedom for all military and civilians who live in this great country. Please be sure to thank them for their service!
Marine Corps League (in RE/MAX Legends Military Finale)
Marine Corps League veterans are represented today on their replica of a WWII Higgins Boat landing craft. The Hiram I. Bearss detachment supports the VA hospital and several veteran assistance programs in our area, and have been appearing in the military tribute grand finale of our parade for many years. Welcome back Marines! OORAH!
Navy Club Ship #29 (in RE/MAX Legends Military Finale)
A replica of the dedicated "Arizona" was built by the US Navy Club, Ship #29 from Hamilton County. This replica float was built in honor of those lost at sea and a ship's bell rings eight times to signify the time of attack on our great nation & brave soldiers. Navy Club members conducted a military ceremony prior to the parade with a 21-gun salute and playing of TAPS in honor of those lost in war. These Navy veterans are grateful for your appreciation of their service.
Island X4 Seabees (in RE/MAX Legends Military Finale)
The Island X4 Navy Seabees sailed into Carmel today from New Castle, Indiana. NAVY SEABEE VETERANS OF AMERICA is a non-profit organization of veterans from across America that have served in Naval Construction Force Commands who dedicate themselves and pledge to preserve the fundamental ideals on which our Nation was founded believing in Justice, Freedom and Equality for all! Welcome to Carmel!
Indiana National Guard (in RE/MAX Legends Military Finale)
The Indiana Army National Guard is a state and federal branch of the military. The members of the Indiana Army National Guard serve part time with full time benefits and training. Indiana is consistently in the Top 5 largest National Guards in the Nation. The military jet flyovers today were conducted by pilots with the FT WAYNE AIR NATIONAL GUARD in honor of all military personnel in the parade and in our great country. We thank you for your support!
The USO of Indiana has been serving our military members and their families since 1941. Whether it's a visit to our Camp Atterbury center, airport center, or receiving a service from a USO family care program, the USO of Indiana is by their side and lifting the spirits of America's troops and their families. Today, they helped serve breakfast and greeted our troops at the Military Hospitality Tent prior to the parade.
Commemorative Air Force Indiana Wing (in RE/MAX Legends Military Finale)
The Commemorative Air Force Indiana Wing is represented today with a Vietnam era jeep manufactured in South Bend Indiana 1974 owned and operated by Carl and Jan Winkler. CAF is proud to return to the military tribute grand finale of the CarmelFest parade.
Pierce Military Humvee (in RE/MAX Legends Military Finale)
Dr. James E. Hulett is a veteran of both World War 2 and Korea. He was an Able Body Seaman for the Merchant Marines in World War 2 and a Navy Lieutenant JG in Korea as well as Lieutenant Senior Grade in the Marines. He was also a dentist in Korea. The WWII Roundtable is an organization which holds monthly meetings and invites WWII Veterans to speak to the group about their experiences during their service to our country while fighting for our freedom. Today they are offering Veterans rides so they could be included in the Military Tribute Grand Finale of the parade. Also on the float are representatives of the Veterans Support Council who would like to invite all military personnel and their families to the "FREE" Mayor's Veterans Appreciation Day Picnic and Car Show on Saturday, the 20th of July, at the Marion County Fairgrounds. WELCOME HOME TO OUR BRAVE VETERANS.....WELCOME HOME!
Ropkey Armor & Aviation Museum (in RE/MAX Legends Military Finale)
The Ropkey Armor and Aviation Museum, RAAM, is joining our parade for the first time. Fred Ropkey founded the museum and his family and museum staff are driving a rare 1940s White M-3a1 Scout Car, a 1942 Harley Davidson WLA Motorcycle, a WWII Jeep, along with a Desert Storm Military Humvee owned by Bill Vickery. The RAAM organization is honored to have the opportunity to share just a few of their military collection with the public at our parade today, in honor of Fred Ropkey who began his collection because he loved all things military!