A tradition will continue in Salisbury Borough despite state regulations that threatened to prevent it from happening.
Borough officials said during Monday's meeting that they have received a permit for an annual parade that is hosted by the town's Lions Club.
Stronger regulations began earlier this year that applies to any event that closes a state road. The Salisbury parade crosses Grant Street, part of Route 219.
The parade will be held July 26. It is part of a kick-off celebration for the club's Little League tournament, which includes Salisbury Day and fireworks. Borough council secretary Nancy Green worked with Lions Club members to obtain the permit. All of the permit requirements have been met.
"It was much easier than we expected," Lions Club member and borough Mayor Jane Swartzwelder said.
She voiced concerns to council members as a member of the Lions Club during a meeting last month. She said she thought then that securing the permit would be difficult.
The new regulations require 60-day notification to PennDOT, multiple forms of insurance, notification to state police and the local fire department, a map of the designated route and an eight-week application process.
"It took us one week." she said. "We are very happy about that."
The Friedens Memorial Day parade was canceled because of the new regulations and a lack of participation. The Stoystown Memorial Day parade was in danger of shutting down, but received permits after receiving help from their Lions Club.