By Al Bravo
A tribute to veterans and a parade highlight the annual Festival of the Superstitions celebration on November 10-11 in Apache Junction’s Flatiron Community Park, sponsored by Amazing Dental Care.
The Festival of the Superstitions, presented by the Superstition Region Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for the second weekend in November and includes a car show, entertainment, food and fun for the whole family. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail.
The weekend includes the Veterans Day Parade at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The parade is coordinated by American Legion Post 27. Gerald Becker, 84, a Korean War Air Force veteran, has been named the grand marshal of the parade. The parade includes a flyover during the morning.
Immediately after the parade, there is a Veterans Tribute at Flatiron Park, which includes the American Legion riders, the presentation of the colors, a stirring rendition of the National Anthem, a presentation of the flag to representatives of each of the armed forces, a keynote speech, the presentation of two quilts of valor and a reading of a veteran’s poem.
The festival begins on Saturday and includes a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that benefits the Apache Junction Community Veterans Center.
The Amazing Dental Care Festival of the Superstitions is sponsored in part by Lost Dutchman Realty, State Farm Insurance, Nature’s Wonder, Banner Goldfield Medical Center, Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, VFW Post 7968, Dignity Memorial, Village Inn, Brookdale, MVS Tags and Title, Mediacom, Republic Services, AJI Sporting Goods, Hensley, Truck’s Only, Roadhaven RV Resort, Fry’s, The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon News and KRDE radio, the Ride 94.1.
Photo above: A Veterans Day Parade begins the 2nd day of the Festival of the Superstitions on Nov. 11. Immediately after the parade, there is a Veterans Tribute at Flatiron Park. Photo by Jack Olson