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Joe Downtown: More than 200 people expected for this month’s llama parade

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Joe Schoenmann

Zappos has a parade with a Llama as their leader as they head to Cashman Field to catch the 51s game, Thursday, April 25, 2013.

The llama parade is growing.

Organizers of the parade, sponsored by Zappos, expect about 230 people – led by a llama – to march from Fremont Street to Cashman Field for Friday night’s game between the Las Vegas 51s and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

Once at Cashman Field, more than 500 people are expected to join the marchers in the parking lot for a tailgate party with free drinks and food. Organizers anticipate nearly 500 of the more than 700 participating in parade and tailgate are expected to attended the game.

The march, which is open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and Fremont streets in front of the Emergency Arts building.

The first parade and tailgate party in April drew a few hundred people. One parade is scheduled each month during the baseball season of the 51s, the New York Mets Triple-A affiliate.

Why the llama? Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh likes llamas.

Joe

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