The late Judge Russell L. "Jack" Roberts was chosen as honorary grand marshal of the 2010 Faulkner County Fair Parade by committee members Tuesday.

Faulkner County Fair Parade Committee Chairman Rick Sublett said Roberts was chosen in honor of his service to the committee for more than 36 years, his love of the fair and the parade and his dedication to the community.

"There are a lot of reasons that Judge Roberts should be grand marshal," Sublett said. "When I talked to Bobbi, (Roberts’ wife) she talked about how much he loved the fair and the parade. He and his wife met at the fair."

Sublett said Roberts’ wife and other family members will be riding in the parade.

The committee also reminded members that no hand-outs will be allowed at the parade.

Sublett said handing out candy will not be permitted due to safety issues with children and parade traffic.

Campaign materials are also banned from the parade.

"People don’t come to the parade to get these things. They throw them down and then litter becomes an issue," Sublett said.

Conway Police officers will be on hand to remove violators from the event.

For more information on scheduling or parade entries, the committee would like to refer questions to the Faulkner County Fair and Parade website,

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