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Friday, October 9, 2015

Blek leading parade

One of the most distinctive features of Fort Ligonier Days is the huge Saturday morning parade, a 1½- to 2-hour spectacle that stretches about a mile along Main Street in Ligonier Borough and draws thousands of spectators.
When the planning committee this year discussed who should be grand marshal of the parade, someone suggested Blek, Ligonier Township’s K-9 officer who was seriously injured in a head-on crash in May that killed Blek’s partner, police Lt. Eric Eslary, 40.