(Michigan City, IN) - The upcoming Summer Parade in Michigan City should be a major hit with the original Batmobile leading the way. About 100 units are expected to be in the parade cancelled last year by COVID-19.
The Batmobile from the 1960’s TV Series Batman will be the first unit behind the police cars and firefighters that lead the way, said Terry Greetham, Events Director for the city. He said the theme of the parade is dedicated to emergency responders and first responders for their efforts during the pandemic.
Greetham said the Batmobile, as a symbol of a superhero, is a natural fit to help honor the efforts of doctors, nurses, paramedics, police, firefighters and others who put themselves at risk for others during the pandemic.
He said the Batmobile should be well received as it proceeds along the parade route. “I think it’ll be more exciting for the parents than the kids. I think the kids think of the Batmobile in the more recent Batman movies. People my age and older remember the TV show with Adam West and Bert Ward and they think of that Batmobile and how cool it was,” Greetham said.
The Batmobile is owned by Mark Racop from Logansport, Indiana. He will be the driver of the Batmobile during the parade scheduled June 19 on Franklin Street from 10th St. to Ames Field.