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47th Annual Oldham County Day Parade

47th annual Oldham County Day Parade
10 a.m. July 15, 2017
proudly sponsored by Tree House Private Brands

Theme: “Under the Big Top”
2017 Parade Grand Marshal Kyra Elzy

The parade starts at La Grange Elementary School – the corner of West Jefferson Street/Ky. 146 and North Fifth Street. (Here’s a visual of the parade route!)

Participants will parade down Jefferson Street to Walnut, turning right and continuing to East Main Street, turning right and continuing past the courthouse lawn to Fifth Street and ending at La Grange Elementary.
Thousands line Jefferson Street, Walnut Street and Main Street to enjoy the parade! There is plenty of space for people to enjoy the parade and plenty of shade to stay cool.
The parade features marching bands and athletes from North Oldham High SchoolSouth Oldham High School and Oldham County High School, as well as youth representing Oldham County Youth FootballAll About Kids Sports Center (Oldham County branch), North Oldham Little League, the Oldham County Fair Pageants, and many more.
Kyra Elzy, a native Kentuckian who previously spent four seasons on Matthew Mitchell’s Kentucky staff as an assistant coach and associate head coach, has returned to the Bluegrass State and is in her first season as as associate head coach for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team. This is Elzy’s fifth overall season as an assistant coach at Kentucky.
A native of LaGrange, Ky., and star player for Oldham County High School, Elzy is very familiar with the Kentucky program having helped the Wildcats to a successful stretch from 2008-2012. Elzy started her time in Lexington as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach, when she ran Kentucky’s recruiting operation and produced unmatched results with three straight top-10 recruiting classes and four McDonald’s High School All-Americans.
During her four years with the Wildcats, Elzy helped Kentucky earn three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including two Elite Eight showings. Her final season, Elzy helped the Wildcats win a school-record 13 league games en route to the 2012 Southeastern Conference regular season championship – the first for the program in 30 years. In her final three years with the program, Kentucky won 81 games, including 35 SEC wins and 12 wins against ranked opponents.
Elzy was in charge of coaching Kentucky’s guards in her first stint, helping lead A’dia Mathies to the SEC Freshman of the Year award in 2010 and USBWA and Associated Press All-America honors in 2012. Elzy also helped coach one of the best players in program history in Victoria Dunlap, who was named an All-American and SEC Player of the Year in 2011 before being selected 11th overall in the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics – the highest draft pick at the time in program history.
The momentum Elzy helped build has continued since her departure. Kentucky has won at least 24 games in each of the last seven seasons. In addition, the Wildcats have advanced to the NCAA Tournament all seven of those years, including three trips to the Elite Eight, two additional appearances in the Sweet 16, and two more berths in the second round.
Elzy returns to the Commonwealth after a four-year stint with her alma mater at Tennessee, where she served as assistant coach for three seasons and associate head coach her final year. During her four seasons in Knoxville, the Lady Vols won over 100 games, two SEC regular season championships, one SEC Tournament title and three Elite Eight finishes. As the UT recruiting coordinator, Elzy helped bring in the No. 3 recruiting class in the country in 2013 and the nation’s No. 6 signing class in 2014 and 2015. Off the court, Elzy was selected as the 2013 keynote speaker for UT’s fifth-annual Multicultural Student Symposium.
Prior to her first stop in Lexington, Elzy was an assistant coach at Kansas for four seasons, helping KU land its first top-20 signing class in 2007 under head coach Bonnie Henrickson. She also helped KU earn two postseason bids in her four seasons. In 2006-07, KU finished 17-16 overall and advanced to the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament while guard Danielle McCray was named Big 12 honorable mention.
Elzy’s first college coaching stop was at Western Kentucky University for two seasons under head coach Mary Taylor Cowles. While in Bowling Green, Elzy coordinated WKU’s recruiting effort and also worked with the team’s guards. The Lady Toppers posted 20-plus wins in both of her seasons at WKU, winning the Sun Belt Conference championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament during the 2002-03 season. Elzy helped coach Sun Belt Player of the Year Shala Reese and Newcomer of the Year Tiffany Porter-Talbert. In 2003-04, WKU was the Sun Belt runner-up and advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT.
Before coaching, Elzy spent one year as an administrative assistant under Henrickson at Virginia Tech. She was responsible for team travel, scheduling community service events and working with the women’s basketball summer camps.
As a student-athlete, Elzy played under Hall of Famer Pat Summitt at Tennessee. The four-year letterwinner, who actually spent five seasons in a Lady Vols uniform after missing the 1998-99 season with an injury, was a member of two national championship teams (1997 and 1998) and a national runner-up squad (2000). During her time in Knoxville, she played in 126 games and earned the Holly Warlick Defensive Player of the Year award in 1997 and the Unsung Hero Award in 1998.
Elzy became just the fifth freshman in Tennessee history to start her first game as a Lady Vol when she started at guard in the 1996-97 season opener against Austin Peay. She also earned another distinction during her playing career, becoming the first Tennessee player to earn her master’s degree while still playing.
Excelling in the classroom, Elzy was named to the 2000 and 2001 SEC All-Academic teams. She was a three-time Lady Vol Academic Achiever, a distinction given to student-athletes who maintain a 3.0 grade point average for the year and earned Tennessee’s Dean’s List honors each semester while in graduate school.
A 1996 graduate of Oldham County High School, Elzy guided the Lady Colonels to four district championships, two regional titles and a state semifinals appearance during her prep career. Her outstanding prep career earned her induction into the Kentucky Lions Club Hall of Fame in 2009, while she will be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame on June 2.
Elzy holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in cultural studies in education with an emphasis in sports psychology from Tennessee. Elzy married Dexter Lander in August 2012.
Parade participants
Project Guild of LaGrange invites you to participate in our 46th Annual Oldham County Day Parade.  Because the parade has increased in size, Project Guild of LaGrange requires all groups and units to pre-register.
The Oldham County Parade is all about coming together as a community to celebrate the place where we Work, Live & Play.  This years theme is “Under the Big Top”  We expect you to incorporate this theme in your parade group or unit. Floats & bicycles will be judged on the use of the theme.  Ribbons & monetary prizes are presented by our OCD parade judges.  We want the sights & sounds of the Oldham County Parade to be theme oriented.
You will be participating in a parade that will delight  the nearly 10,000 who attend Oldham County Day each year.
So…the process is simple… Just click on the Parade Registration 2016, located at the top left side under downloads. You can fill out the registration form and mail it to the mailing address or email address below.
•  Everyone loves a parade!
•  Fill out your registration form and send it in today or register on-line using the link on the left!
•  Upon receipt of your registration, a parade handbook will be you emailed to you. Handbooks will be mailed in early May.
Send to:

Lauren Kunce
1608 Oakland Ct.
Lagrange, KY 40031

murphy.kunce@gmail.com

Questions: 502-507-2855