Naturally, we’re talking about Elvis Aaron Presley. Anybody remember Kansas City physician Dr. Donald Hinton’s book a handful of years back in which he claimed to be treating the big E?
And what about those KY 102 and 99.7 KY Elvis Parades downtown? This will be – what? – the second straight year without one of those. KUDL FM afternoon host Tanna Guthrie fought hard to keep the parade alive but in the end, it just didn’t appear to be a good fit for her new soft rock signal.
That was then…
The latest: Easy Ed Porras of Raymore, Missouri has re-birthed the Elvis Parade, albeit on a far smaller scale.
“Welcome to the 1st annual Allison’s Elvis Parade,” read formal invitations announcing the event. “The parade will start at 11 am at the Morningview clubhouse at 706 Sunrise Drive in Raymore and it will wind through the subdivision. After the parade please join us for music – Elvis, of course – and some hot dogs (as opposed to hound dogs) and Peanut Butter and Nanner sandwiches.”
The skinny on the spectacle?
“My little girl Allison, I used to take her down to the KY Elvis parade and she misses that,” Porras says. “So we’re just going to go out there and do the parade in Raymore through the Morningview Retirement Community – that way we don’t have to get permits. We’re going to have eight or ten cars and floats and the fire department is sending a truck. So it’ll start at 11 am and probably be over by 3 pm.”
Porras by the way owns