“Everyone is working,” he said.
Bingham said in addition to his officers’ normal duties protecting the city, he will have officers on duty throughout Octoberfest, which begins Friday at 5 p.m. and continues through Saturday, and officers helping with homecoming events for both East Side High School and Cleveland High School.
Bingham said the Cleveland High Parade will begin at 4 p.m. Friday and the East Side High Parade will follow right behind.
“We’ll have several streets closed,” he said.
The east side of Sharpe Avenue downtown will be closed until have both parades.
Bingham said officers would start clearing cars today on South Bayou Avenue to make way for barbecue teams and other Octoberfest sundries.
As always with Octoberfest, Court Street will be closed from Pearman Avenue to Sharpe so people may enjoy the Octoberfest entertainment.
“I’d like to remind citizens that between homecoming football games and Octoberfest, Cleveland will be full of people,” said Bingham. “Be mindful of that. Be safe and be courteous.
The Octoberfest Ceremonial Lighting of the Grill will take place at 6 p.m. by main stage, near Delta Arts Alliance. Music will begin following this event.