Calliope the Caterpillar was inspired by the caterpillar-shaped step ladder in Olde Towne's Lions Club Park. Calliope is fifty feet long and was created for Main Street Clinton by Amacker, Inc. In order to name the caterpillar, Main Street held a public contest for the best name. Calliope, submitted by Cindi Brown, was chosen as the winner. Calliope has lead the parade for nine years.