The 70th Pickerington Lions Club Labor Day Fish Fry and Homecoming is planned for Monday, Sept. 3, with activities centered in Pickerington's Victory Park, 100 Lockville Rd, Pickerington.

Since 1949, the Lions Club has organized the celebration, which is known for its parade, followed by a fish fry in Victory Park.

Fish dinners have been reduced in price from $8 to $7 this year and fish sandwiches have dropped from $5 to $4.

Dinners will include coleslaw and fries.The club plans to fry 500 pounds of perch in Victory Park and organizers said there also will be hot dogs sold for $1.

Pickerington's Labor Day Homecoming celebration dates to 1911.

This year's festivities will kick off with the parade at 10 a.m.

It will step off from Pickerington High School Central, 300 Opportunity Way, and travel north on Lockville Road, east on Columbus Street and south on Hill Road, ending at Pickerington Ridgeview Junior High.

The grand marshal will be Gerald Freeny, president of the 2018-19 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Freeny will be in town to tour the Pickerington community and observe the Pickerington High School Central and Pickerington High School North marching bands, which have been invited to perform together in the Jan. 1, 2019, Tournament of Roses Parade.

Those interested in participating in the Labor Day parade can still register via email at pickeringtonlions@gmail.com.

As the parade makes its way through Olde Pickerington Village, the Lions' fish fry will begin at 11 a.m.

The celebration will include a kids' zone, which will feature balloon sculptures, games and face-painting, and a disc jockey will provide musical entertainment.

Additionally, band members from Central and North will perform.

Organizers said festivities and the fish fry are expected to conclude about 2 p.m. or when they have sold all of the fish.

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