October 20, 2021

Get off Main St. in Cortland by 3 p.m. Tuesday

Cortland Standard file photo

Bailey Kote twirls a parasol at 2018’s Dairy Parade in Cortland.

The 61st annual Cortland county Dairy Parade will march through downtown Cortland on Tuesday evening, with vehicles ordered off large parts of Main Street starting at 3 p.m.

Forty-five organizations from across the county will separate into four divisions on North Main Street, Lincoln Avenue, Arthur Avenue and Jewett Avenue. for the 6:30 p.m. parade.

The parade is a celebration of Cortland County’s dairy industry, which sold 24.7 million pounds of milk in May 2016, reports the state Department of Agriculture and Markets. The U.S. Agriculture Census reported 87 dairy farms and more than 12,000 cows in 2017.

Main Street will close at 3 p.m. to give two hours for cars to get off the road, Cortland police Lt. David Guerrera said. Police will start removing cars about 5 p.m. and all cars will be towed by 5:30 p.m. in preparation for the parade at 6 p.m.

The parade will run down Main Street from Arthur Avenue to Huntington Street. At the start of the parade, all side streets on North Main Street, Cortland — Lincoln Avenue, Maple Avenue, Madison Street, Jewett Avenue and Arthur Avenue — will be closed. Roads will open back up a little before 8 p.m., Guerrera said.

Here’s the complete lineup for the parade.

Division I

North Main St.
(Lincoln Ave. to Madison St.)

1. Cortland City Police
2. Marine Corps Color Guard
3. 2018 Cortland County Dairy Princess-Michaela Eichorst
4. Cortland County Sheriff
5. New York State Police
6. Homer Police Department
7. 2019 New York State 1st Alternate Dairy Princess-Alyssa Roorda
9. Bill Bros. Dairy
10. Masler for Supreme Court
11. City of Cortland Fire Department
12. The First National Bank of Dryden
13. Cortland County Dairy Ambassadors
14. Baldwinsville Marching Band

Division II

(Lincoln Ave.)

1. 2019 Cortland County Dairy Princess Contestant-Elyse Butts
2. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways
3. Cortland Free Library
4. Cortland County Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
5. ARC Of Madison Cortland
6. Crown City Little League
7. Cathy Stage Softball
8. The Salvation Army
9. YMCA Comets Gymnastics Team and Stingers Swim Team
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints

Division III

(Arthur Avenue)

1. 2019 Cortland County Dairy Princess Contestant – Sonya Helms
2. Marathon Olympians Marching Band
3. Racker
4. Elizabeth Brewster House
5. Cortland Junior Fair Queen
6. Farm Credit East
7. CNY Heat Basketball Club
8. Cincy Country Kids 4-H Club
9. Crown Park for Nursing and Rehabilitation
10. Person to Person: Citizen Advocacy
11. JM Murray
12. Friends of Aphasia

Division IV

Jewett Avenue
(North Main St. to Grace St.)

1. Tompkins County Dairy Princess
2. Cortland High School Marching Band
3. Cortland High School Student Council
4. Grace and Holy Spirit Church
5. Cortland Performing Arts
6. Walden Place
7. Cortland Chrome Divas
8. Friendly Acres 4-H Club
9. Judge Chris Baker For Supreme Court

Division V

Jewett Avenue
(Grace Street to Homer Avenue)

1. Homer High School Marching Band
2. Homer FFA
3. Seven Valley Health Coalition
4. Two Rivers Church
5. Dovi Motors
6. Oliver N. Blaise, III for Supreme Court
7. Shipwreck Amusements
8. Leach’s Custom Trash Service

Division VI

Maple Ave.
(North Main St. to Grace St.)

1. 2019 New York State Maple Queen
2. Moravia Blue Devils Marching Band
3. Kalvrah Shriners
4. American Red Cross
5. Center for the Arts of Homer
6. Cortland Knockerball
8. Chow Taxi
9. Chiller Haunted House

Division VII

Maple Avenue
(Grace St. to Homer Ave.)

1. Maple Festival Queen and Court
2. 7 Valley Street Rods of Cortland
3. A + D Transport
4. Shutts Family Clean-Up Crew
6. Ron’s Body and Paint
7. #607 Mudders

Division A

Madison Street

III. Trinity Valley Dairy
Cazenovia Equipment Company
IV. Sarah Sujkowski
V. Brockway Truck Preservation Association
Truxton Fire Department
VI. Cortlandville Fire Department
Rick and Rich Towing
VII. CNY Family of Dealerships
Preble Milk Cooperative