Fishers, it’s time to get your Freedom Festival on! This year’s event runs Saturday and Sunday, and from what we hear around the town, this one is destined to be the biggest and the best thus far. Music, entertainment, kids’ activities and, of course, the Xfinity Main Parade, among other attractions, await all of us. With regard to the parade, please remember that a few roads will be closed on Sunday from 3 p.m. to approximately 6:30 pm. Fishers Police Dept. officials may close roads a bit earlier if warranted. Lantern Road immediately south of 126th Street to 116th Street will be closed. The Lantern Road-and-116th Street intersection will be closed, as will all roads into the Thomas A. Weaver Memorial Municipal Complex, which means no access to Municipal Drive, the Fishers Post Office, the Fishers Public Library, Town Hall, BMV Fishers Branch, Train Station, Fishers Fire Headquarters and Fishers Police. However, the Lantern Road-and-126th Street intersection will be open. As soon as people have cleared the parade route, roads will be reopened. For more information, please visit fishersfreedomfestival.org.
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We’re adding Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to our list of heroes. By first staunchly and successfully campaigning against mandatory membership in unions for workers and then surviving a recall election, we believe he has the right stuff to eventually make a serious run at the White House. The guy has smarts, guts and determination, all of which, in our view, have been sorely missing components of the modern-day Republican Party. He and Chris Christie, the fast-moving, no-nonsense governor of New Jersey, can lead our parade any day.