Round up the children and the folding chairs -- The parade is coming to town Saturday.
The 16th Annual Mountain Heritage Days not only pays tribute to the Mountain Area's early settlers, but this year's event will serve as a celebration of Oakhurst's 100th birthday after the town's name was changed from Fresno Flats in 1912.
"This year's event is special due to Oakhurst's 100th anniversary," said Sandy Edmondson, president of the Sierra Historic Sites Association. "We hope to see a huge crowd along School Road and Road 426 to watch the festive and colorful parade at 10 a.m. Saturday and then join us for all the fun activities at Fresno Flats Historic Village & Park and see what life was like 100 years ago."
A group of about 25 Mountain Area descendants of early day pioneers will be honored as Grand Marshals of the two-day event.
The event is a major fundraiser for the association with funds used for the upkeep of Fresno Flats Historic Park & Village.