Front Royal fireman’s parade set for Wednesday

The Front Royal Volunteer Fire Company will be conducting its annual fireman’s parade Wednesday.

Front Royal police chief Norman A. Shiflett said in a news release that numerous traffic detours will be occurring downtown that afternoon and evening starting at approximately 4:30 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. there will be no parking on the north side of East Stonewall Drive.

The parade is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Stonewall Drive and Commerce Avenue. The parade will travel north on Commerce Avenue and end at the Carnival Grounds on E. 8th Street. Commerce Avenue will be closed from North Royal Avenue to South Street until the parade has concluded. All traffic commuting through Front Royal will be directed onto Royal Avenue.

Shiflett advises that the parade lineup and route have changed from previous years to reduce traffic congestion in and around Front Royal.