An organization’s annual street parade will impede traffic in downtown Kansas City until about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine is hosting its annual Imperial Session parade in downtown Kansas City.
The parade started at the intersection of Truman Road and Grand Boulevard just south of Interstate 70 and was expected to travel south on Grand until it reaches Pershing Road, organizers said.
The parade features cars, horses and bands, including the marching band from F.L. Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Kan.
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Several roads and intersections in the area have been closed, including Grand from Truman to Pershing.
According to the group’s website, the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine was established as an Imperial Council of Prince Hall Shriners on June 3, 1893, in Chicago.
The Freemason organization’s 124th Imperial Council Session and its auxiliary’s 106th Imperial Court Session is in Kansas City until Friday.
A Freemason is a member of an international order established for mutual help and fellowship.