Layla Spring named Ham Days Pigasus Parade grand marshal

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The Marion County Chamber of Commerce recently announced American Idol contestant and Marion County native Layla Spring will be the Grand Marshal for the 2018 Marion County Country Ham Days Pigasus Parade. The 16-year-old became a nationwide sensation this year advancing through the preliminaries to the top 24 participants of American Idol on ABC. Spring will help lead the Ham Days Pigasus Parade at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. Following the parade, she will perform on the Maker’s Mark/Independent Stave Main Stage at 3 p.m. 

Spring will also open the Ham Days Kickoff Concert Friday, Sept. 28, at Johnston Field at Centre Square before new country duo Love & Theft.

The 2018 Marion County Country Ham Days is Sept. 28-30. For more information contact the Chamber office at 270-692-9594 or email