The South Dearborn High School Band appears in a past Findlay Market Opening Day Parade.
(Cincinnati, Oh.) - It’s practically a holiday in the tri-state area.
Monday marks Opening Day as the Cincinnati Reds open their 2013 season. The city's unofficial holiday starts at 11:00 a.m. with Reds Community Fund Charity Block Party at Great American Ball Park.
The popular Findlay Market Opening Day Parade gets underway at noon. Local organizations appearing in the 93rd annual parade include Bill Yelton of Lawrenceburg, Boone County High School Band, East Central High School Dance Team, Franklin County High School Band, Harrison High School Marching Band, Jac-Cen-Del High School Band, and South Dearborn High School Band.
Reds Hall of Famer George Foster serves as the parade’s grand marshal.
The Reds versus Los Angeles Angels first pitch is at 4:10. Joe Torre, fresh off his stint as manager of Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and Cincinnati firefighter John Winfrey will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
REDS HONOR HEROES
With the start of the season, the ballclub is looking from a few hometown heroes. Local members of the U.S. Armed Forces will be recognized at each home game as a “Cincinnati Bell Hometown Hero.” Each hero will receive four tickets to the game for which they are chosen.
A member of the United States Armed Forces - Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard – can be nominated by a friend of family member be contacting the Reds Promotional Events Department, (513)765-7100 or email@example.com.
In your e-mail, please be sure to include the following information about your Hometown Hero:
-Branch of Service
Nominations are being accepted through April 30th.