The Pickerington Lions Club will host its annual Labor Day Parade and Fish Fry Sept. 3 in Olde Pickerington Village and Victory Park.

The Pickerington Lions Club will host its annual Labor Day Parade and Fish Fry Sept. 3 in Olde Pickerington Village and Victory Park.

For the 64th year, the Pickerington Lions Club on Monday will stage a parade and day-long festivities in honor of Labor Day.

It will begin with a parade lineup starting at 8 a.m. at Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way.

This year, the parade and subsequent activities in Victory Park will honor the theme, "Celebrating 100 Years of Pickerington Performing Arts."

In recognizing the vocal, musical and theater talents the community and the Pickerington Local School District have boasted for decades, the Lions this year selected Margaret Lawson, John Long and Mike Sewell to serve as parade grand marshals.

In their respective positions as former Pickerington High School North theater director, former Pickerington High School Central vocal music director and Pickerington Central marching band director, Lawson, L ong and Sewell combined have taught the performing arts in the school district for more than 100 years.

Participation in the parade is free, and registrations will be accepted at the 8 a.m. lineup, Fox said.

However, the Lions are asking parade participants who can register in advance to do so by contacting Bernie Hatem at 614-837-6544, or via email to jimberjo-@insight.rr.com.

The parade will step off at 10 a.m.

Lions' members will select best-looking entries based on overall appearance and attention to theme in both the commercial and non-commercial categories, and prizes of $50 and $25 will be awarded to winners.

At 11 a.m., the annual fish fry will begin in Victory Park.

This year, the Lions will fry 500 pounds of fish, and it will be sold until 4 p.m., unless supplies run out before then.

Fish dinners, consisting of three pieces of fish, a bun, cole slaw and French fries, will be sold for $8.

Fish sandwiches can be purchased for $5, fries will be sold for $3 and hot dogs will be sold for $1.

All proceeds from those sales will go toward the Lions' year-long charitable programs.

Pickerington-based Boy Scouts Troop 25 also will sell drinks and desserts, with those sale proceeds supporting the troop.

Additionally, disc jockey Chuck Steel will provide musical entertainment in Victory Park, and there will be live performances by the Pickerington High School North and Pickerington High School Central marching bands and members of Pickerington's Rock Factory.

"Every year we have a great combined band concert from Pickerington North and Pickerington Central," Fox said.

For information about the Labor Day parade, fish fry and other Labor Day festivities -- including updates -- visit the website PickeringtonOH.Lionwap.org and click the Labor Day tab.