The Robstwon Area Development Commission would like to extend an invitation to participate in the Cottonfest 2012 Grand Opening Parade scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

The parade will be at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds Field (Ball Park) and will begin in Right Field into the stadium and out the stadium in Left Field. Parade line-up will begin at 6 p.m. behind the Right Field parking lot.

The RADC is inviting members of the public to assist the organization in the continued growth of their scholarship fund. Although there is no charge for the parade entry, all donations received will be appreciated and applied toward scholarships.

For members of the public who have questions, please contact the RADC at 361-387-3933 or email their office at

Groups may enter any type of unit- floats, bands, horse, auto, beauty queen, ROTC, Drill Team, etc. Entry forms must be returned to the RADC office by Oct. 2. The parade committee will assign formation locations and will notify the groups or individuals of their position by Oct. 9.