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Glen Carbon seeking participants and grand marshal nominations for Homecoming Parade

Information provided by Village of Glen Carbon

The Glen Carbon Community Events Committee (CEC) is seeking nominations for a Grand Marshal for this year’s homecoming parade and additional parade participants are also encouraged to apply.

The Village said in a news release that 2023 marks the 131st year for Glen Carbon Homecoming, set for Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17.  Participation in the parade is free for local organizations, groups and businesses.  

Nomination forms for Grand Marshal are available on the Village website at under Latest News and Updates. Nominees are accepted based on their exceptional volunteer efforts in the community and volunteer forms must include specific examples, according to the release. Grand Marshal nominations must also be willing to act as Grand Marshal and be available at 5 pm on Saturday to lead the parade. 

Main Street in Glen Carbon will be closed off to accommodate the parade and weekend activities, which include a carnival, food vendors and live music nightly. The parade route procession begins at New Bethel Church at 5 pm and continues to School Street. 

This year, there is also a pet-friendly section of the parade and neighborhood HOA’s are being asked to submit a parade float to compete with other HOA’s in the Village for an award. If you would like to participate in this year’s homecoming parade, please visit the website at under the 2023 Homecoming tab for a form or contact Trina Vetter at for more information.

 This year’s homecoming theme is “There’s No Place Like Homecoming” and live music includes The Dirty Muggs on Friday night and Johnny Holzum and Well Hungarians on Saturday night. On Saturday, there will also be a fireworks display. More about the event, vendors and sponsors is available on the Village website at


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