2018 Antioch Parades


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May 28, 2018
Pote's call
Bellefontaine Memorial Day Parade

By the call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, all units report to Bellefontaine, Ohio,
no than 7:45 am on Monday, May 28, 2018. The Parade steps off at 9am...All units report to the Logan County Fairgrounds on East Lake Ave for staging. We will leave the staging area at 8:15AM and will be escorted to step off area. Tom Hail Director of the Provost Guard and his Unit will be there to assist in the staging area.

Directions: Recommended directions to staging are: Directions from Dayton: I-70 east to US 68 north (at Springfield), US 68 north to Urbana, Continue north on US-68 to Bellefontaine. (US 68 turns into Main street in Bellefontaine.), Upon reaching city limits Walmart is on your right, Proceed north on Main street to EAST LAKE AVENUE. Turn right and fairgrounds is on left. Directions from the West: I-75 north to State Route 47 east. (or State Route 235 north to SR 47 east), SR 47 to Bellefontaine, Proceed to Detroit street (fire station) and turn right (South), Proceed to West Lake Avenue and turn left. Fairgrounds is straight ahead on the left. Directions from the North: US 33 east to US 68 at Bellefontaine, Take US 68 exit south into town, This is N. Main street, Proceed to East Sandusky Ave. and turn right, Proceed to Detroit street and turn left. (fire station on corner), Proceed to West Lake Ave. and turn left, Fairgrounds straight ahead. Directions from Lima area: SR 117 to US 33 at Huntsville, US 33 east to Bellefontaine, Take US 68 exit south into town, This is N. Main street, Proceed to East Sandusky Ave. and turn right, Proceed to Detroit street and turn left. (fire station on corner), Proceed to West Lake Ave. and turn left, Fairgrounds straight ahead.



Directions to Afterglow:Afterglow is TBA
June 10, 2018
Pote's call
Ohio Masonic Home Days Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, all units will report to the Ohio Masonic Home at 2655 West National Road in Springfield, Ohio no later than 2:00 PM on Sunday June 10. 2018. The parade steps off at 3:30 PM. Antioch Shrine will follow the Grand Line of Officers and all the other appendant bodies in the parade. Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area.

Directions: Best route to the Masonic Home. Take 1-75 to 1 70 E. Proceed to the first Springfield exit, which is Route 4. Turn right at the first traffic light and follow signs which will take you to the back of the Masonic Home.

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There will be Food, Refreshments and Crafts available For Sale on top of the hill behind the main building starting at 11:30 AM for anyone wanting to come early to enjoy the day.


June 16, 2018
Pote's call
Turkey Foot Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, all units will report to Indian Lake no later than 9:45 AM on Saturday June 16, 2018. Turkey Foot is located on the North side of Indian Lake. The parade steps off at 11:00 AM. Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area.

Directions to the staging area are: Take I-75 to I-70 East to St. Rt. 235 North, follow St. Rt.235 North. Just before you get to Lakeview St., Rt. 235 goes North and South. Follow St. Rt. 235 North around the Lake to County Road 293. Turn right, then right again into the Campground as in the past. Roger DeLong, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his men will be there to assist everyone in the Staging Area.

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Parade Route: Parade will start go South on County Road 293, turning back and forth down the side streets moving just south of the Tilton Hilton.
Directions back to staging area from Parade Route end: Once parade is complete, turn right on County Road 293, back to Campground on left just before you get to HWY 235.
Directions to Afterglow: The Afterglow is held at the Shelter next to the pond located in back of the Campground (Staging Area). Please plan on attending because everyone always has a good time at Turkey Foot with a Great Afterglow.
June 23, 2018
Pote's call
Miamisburg Bicentennial Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, All Units and Clubs will report to Miamisburg, Ohio no later than 8:45 AM on Saturday June 23, 2018. The Parade steps off at 9:45 AM.

Directions to the staging area are: All unit personnel will report to Miamisburg Community Park which is located at ( 550 First Street ) for Staging. Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area. The recommended route to Miamisburg Community Park is as follows: From the South: I-75 to St. Rt. 725, Miamisburg Exit, turn West on St. Rt. 725 (Central Avenue), continue on Central Avenue until you get to Main Street, (Downtown) Turn South (left), on Main Street and go about 4 blocks to Community Park which is on the left. From the North: I-75 S to Exit 47 Central Ave in West Carrollton, Central Ave becomes Main St when you enter Miamisburg. Follow past downtown to Stop Sign at the corner with Dairy Queen. After that intersection, there is a cut through the center island where you can turn left into the park.

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Parade Route: Parade will start North on First St, turn right on Central, then right on 6th St where the Parade will end. The Parade ends at Central Avenue and 6th street.
Directions back to staging area from Parade Route end: If you are going back to the Staging Area continue on 6th St to Mound Ave, turn right and continue over railroad tracks until Mound Avenue dead ends into Old South Main Street, turn left and stay in left lane for a short distance and turn left crossing South Main Street back into Miamisburg Community Park.
Directions to Afterglow: Immediately following the parade there will be an Afterglow at the American Legion Post #165 which is located at 35 North Main St. When you leave the Community Park, go North on First St. to West on Buckeye St., go 1 block and turn South on North Main St. The American Legion is on the West side of the street. Plenty of parking should be available with additional parking on the back side of the American Legion.
July 4th, 2018
Pote's call
Fairborn Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, All Units and Clubs will report to the Fairborn Plaza at 1174 N. Broad St. in Fairborn, Ohio no later than 9:00 AM on Tuesday July 4th, 2017. Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area. The Parade Steps off at 10:00AM.

Directions to the staging area are: SR-4 North to East on OH-235 S/Chambersburg Rd to OH-444 North which is N. Broad St in Fairborn. The Fairborn Plaza is 2.8 Miles north on the right.
Address: Fairborn Plaza 1174 N. Broad St., Fairborn, Ohio

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Parade Route: We will enter the Parade on N. Broad St.
Directions back to staging area from Parade Route end: Follow the Parade Escort back to the staging area.
Directions to Afterglow: TBA
July 17, 2018 Imperial Session, Daytona Beach, Florida.
July 28, 2018
Pote's call
Greenville Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, All Units and Clubs will report to the Greenville Moose Lodge #329 at 1200 Sweitzer Street in Greenville, Ohio no later than 8:30 AM on Saturday July 28, 2018. The Moose Lodge is located on the South Side of Greenville just south of the Darke County Fairgrounds. Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area. We need to leave the Staging Area by 9:15 to 9:30 AM. And move to Fairgrounds where we will enter the Parade. The Parade Steps off at 10:00AM.

Directions to the staging area are: I-75 to I-70 West to St. Rt. 49 North to Greenville. Continue on St. Rt. 49 until you get to Greenville, Ohio. When entering Greenville, the Moose Lodge is just a short distance on the Left. If your coming from the East, you may wish to use St. Rt. 36 or St. Rt. 571 West to Greenville and Turn South on US Rt. 127 and take that South 1 to 2 mile to St. Rt. 49 North, Turn Right and that will take you into Greenville. If your coming from the North you may wish to use US Rt. 127.
Address: The Moose Lodge 1200 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio

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Parade Route: We will enter the Parade when leaving the Fairgrounds. The Parade will end at the Traffic Circle on South Broadway.
Directions back to staging area from Parade Route end: We will go 3/4 of the way around the Circle and go to first Traffic Light, Turn Left (East) on Sycamore Street to West 4th Street, Turn Right on West 4th Street which Turns Into Sweitzer Street straight back past the Fairgrounds to the Staging Area at the Moose Lodge #329. Please keep it TIGHT on return to the Staging Area. We will all go back together just like in Parade Lineup Formation.
Directions to Afterglow: The Afterglow will be inside the Moose Lodge #329 and hosted by the Darke County Shrine Club.
Sept 03, 2018
Pote's call
Kettering Holiday at Home Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, All Units and Clubs will report to the Town and Country Shopping Center at Stroop and Far Hills in Kettering, Ohio, no later than 8:30am on Monday Sept 03, 2018. The Parade steps off at 9:55. Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area.

Directions to the staging area are: From the north, take Shroyer Rd. south to Stroop Rd. and enter shopping center on the right side. From the west and south, take Far Hills north to Shroyer, turn right and follow to Stroop Rd. and shopping center is on the left. These are the only ways to shopping center due to road closures and parade detours.

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Parade Route: Parade route is north on Far Hills to Rock Hill Ave. where horses will exit to the right and the rest of Units will have Police escort right on Dorothy Lane to right on Shroyer, then south to Stroop Rd. where we started. All units need to maintain tight formation on return route to avoid problems with other traffic.
Sept 6, 2018
Pote's call
St. Paris Pony Wagon Days Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Wes Ramsey all units and clubs will report to St. Paris, Ohio no later than 5:30 PM on Thursday September 6, 2018. Report to Ice River Springs plant located at 702 East Main Street in St. Paris, Ohio.
Please be on time because they will close the streets at 6:00 PM.
Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area. The parade steps off at 6:30 and we will be close to the front of the parade.

Directions to the staging area are: The recommended route is to take I-75 to I-70 East to St. Rt. 235 North, follow St. Rt. 235 North to (Right) East on St. Rt. 36. Continue on St. Rt. 36 just a short distance to St. Paris on Main Street. Continue on Main Street and Cross the Railroad Tracks at the East end of town. Soon after you cross the Railroad Tracks Ice River Springs is on the (Left) North side if the road.

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Parade Route:The parade route is West on Main Street through town to (Left) South on High Street to (Left) East on Walnut Street to (Left) North on Ashland Ave. to (Right) East on Main Street back to Staging Area.

Directions to Afterglow: The afterglow will be held at BUD PARSONS PARTY BARN located at 2219 Dialton Road. When leaving the Staging Area turn (Left) East on St. Rt. 36 to (Right) South on Heck Hill Road to (Right) West on Collins Road, then go a short distance to (Left) South on Dialton Road about 1 1/2 Milles to 2219 Dialton Road.
Sep 22, 2018
Non-Pote's call
GLSA

Springfield, Illinois

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Sep 29, 2018
Pote's call
Urbana Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, All Units will report to the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio (384 Park Ave.) no later than 10:15 AM on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The Staging area will be at the Fairgrounds as in the past. The parade steps off at 12:00 PM. Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area.

Directions to the staging area are: I-75 to I-70 East to Exit #47 which is St. Rt. 4 towards Springfield, continue on St. Rt. 4 until you get to St. Rt. 68 North (Just east of Ohio Masonic Home), take St. Rt. 68 North to Urbana. Also, you can take I-70 East to Exit #52 B, St. Rt. 68 North to Urbana. Coming from the North and West you may want to use St. Rt. 29, St. Rt. 33, St. Rt. 36, St. Rt. 55 to St. Rt. 68 in Urbana. Champaign County Fairgrounds is located at the South end of Urbana on St. Rt. 68 to EAST on Park Ave. which goes directly in to the Fairgrounds.

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Parade Route: We will move out of the Fairgrounds around 11:15 PM in Parade Line Up to gather on Park Ave. When everyone is lined up, we will have a Police Escort turning North (right) on Kenton Ave. and go to Washington Ave. and turn West (left) and line up on Washington Ave. at Main Street where the Parade will start. The parade route is South on Main Street to half way around the turn around (Stay away from the edge of the turnaround) continuing South on Main Street to East (left) on Park Ave. back to the Fairgrounds for the afterglow.

Directions back to staging area from Parade Route end: Parade ends on Park Ave, to Fairgrounds at the end.

Directions to Afterglow: The afterglow will be at the Fairgrounds in the large metal building located on the right side of the drive coming into the fairground. It will be hosted by the Champaign County Shrine Club. You don't want to miss this afterglow because it is always a GOOD one!
Oct 07, 2018
Pote's call
Minster Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, all units will report to Minster, Ohio no later 1:00 PM on Sunday October 7, 2018. The Parade steps off at 2:00 PM.All unit personnel will report to (23 North Ohio Street) for Staging. We will use the open parking lot areas north of the 3 residences at the corner of Fourth Street and Ohio Street for Staging on the West Side of street. Tom Hail, Director of the Provost Guard Unit and his Unit will be there to assist everyone in the staging area.

Directions to the staging area are: There are several routes to Minster, I will mention a few. Take I-75 North to the St. Rt. 29 Exit, turn West (left), take St. Rt. 29 Northwest until you get to St. Rt. 119 and turn West (left). Take St. Rt. 119 into Minster when it becomes Fourth Street and go to Main Street which is St. Rt. 66 also. Turn North (right), go north on Main Street until you get to Seventh Street, Turn West (left), continue on Seventh Street until you get to Ohio Street and Turn South (left), we will stage in the large parking lot areas on the West (right) side of the Street. Also coming from the South one may want to use St. Rt. 48 North through Englewood, continuing North on St. Rt. 48 until you get to St. Rt. 66. Turn North (left) on St. Rt. 66, continue on St. Rt. 66 into Minster when it becomes Main Street. From Main Street follow the directions as stated above to the Staging Area. Coming from the North one may consider using St. Rt. 274 East or West to St. Rt. 66 or St. Rt. 119 East or West to St Rt. 66 into Minster. When in Minster follow the directions to Staging Area as stated above.

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Parade Route: We will line up coming out of the staging area at the corner of Ohio Street and Fourth Street to the North along the Staging Area. Be sure to be there on time because directions to the Staging Area are part of the Parade Route. Be there before they close the streets off for the Parade. The parade starts at Cleveland and Fourth Street, goes East to North on Main Street to West on Seventh Street.

Directions back to staging area from Parade Route end: The parade ends at Seventh and Lincoln Streets. Stay on Seventh St to Left (South) on Ohio St. Staging is on your Right.

Directions to Afterglow: There is a huge Festival in Minster and lots to eat and do! Always a favorite eating spot available!!!
Nov 25, 2018
Pote's call
Dayton Children's Parade

By call of the Illustrious Potentate Bret Stahler, All Units and Clubs will report to Antioch Shrine Center in Dayton, Ohio no later than 5:30PM on Friday November 25, 2018. We will move out of the Staging area around 6:30 PM The Parade steps off at 8:00PM.

Parade Route: The parade route will remain the same, starting at West Second Street near Wilkinson Street, heading east to Main Street - arriving at the corner of Second and Main at the official start time of 8 p.m. - heading south on Main to Fourth Street, and moving west on Fourth, dispersing near Sinclair Community College.

Directions back to staging area from Parade Route end: We will Turn North (right) on Wilkinson Street, then right on Frist Street, and Left into Antioch's Parking Lot.

Additional Information: Oasis will be open (C.O.D.) before and after. We will also have Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs, Chips, Pop at Antioch.


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