Shriners brave cold wind to provide entertaining parade May 8

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
(Geoff Rands/Democrat-News)

Interesting vehicles were in no short supply at the annual Saline County Shrine Club Parade Saturday, May 8.

Members of several chapters of the Masonic offshoot group Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Shrine, all representing Kansas City's Ararat Shrine Temple, met at Marshall Plaza before traveling slowly along South Miami Street and West Arrow Street to Marshall's square, then leaving the square along West North Street.

Some drove full-sized cars and others rode standard motorcycles, but many drove in such unusual vehicles as miniature open-wheeled cars or miniature vans, Shriners' heads sticking out of "sunroofs."

The Ararat Shrine Temple hospital provides specialty care to those up to 18 years of age at no cost to the patients or their families.

The hospital can be reached at 816-923-1319.

(Geoff Rands/Democrat-News)

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  • I am glad to see this made the news. What an awesome group! They help so many kids in need. Shriners, keep up the good work!

    -- Posted by auntienuts on Tue, May 11, 2010, at 2:57 PM
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