League of Women Voters to Host Car Parade

The League of Women Voters of Door County will host a car parade in Sturgeon Bay on Aug. 26, 11:30 am – 1 pm, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

Cars will line up north of Jefferson and 3rd avenues and begin to roll at 12 pm. The parade will move along 3rd, turn right at Michigan, cross the bridge, go up Madison Avenue to the old school, go around the block and return across the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge. It will end at Martin Park, where the 19th Amendment will be read.

Parade participants are asked to wear outrageously big hats and decorate their cars with “Votes for Women” signs. Purple, gold and white were the colors the suffragists wore, and white dresses were a distinctive statement of the movement. Email [email protected] to learn more.