Valley Community Newspapers staff
The annual Fourth of July Spirit of the Pocket Parade, the largest parade event in the Pocket-Greenhaven area, is preparing for another magnificent patriotic celebration and is looking to the community for volunteers and floats. The parade, to be held on July 4 this year, is a popular community-produced visual spectacle.
The Fourth of July Pocket Parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m. at Parkway Oaks Park, next to Lisbon Elementary on South Land Park Drive. The parade will then travel down Windbridge, ending at Garcia Bend Park.
Co-chairs of this year’s event are Linda Pohl and Kathy Garcia.
“We are looking for people to step forward with floats,” Pohl said. “Our main thing is to make this great visual presentation, so we would like a lot of floats.”
Volunteers are needed to support the efforts (and the fun) of the 17th annual Fourth of July Pocket Parade. To volunteer in positions ranging from pre-parade phone calls, blocking streets (while sitting in a comfortable chair), parade marshals and helping with the after-parade activities at Garcia Bend, e-mail email@example.com or contact her at The Pocket News at (916) 429-9901. Also visit www.valcomnews.com for parade entries.
Parade float entry forms can be picked up at The Pocket News office, 2709 Riverside Blvd. Completed entries can be dropped off at the newspaper office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All pre-registered parade entrants will be part of the parade judging. Entries will be judged against others in their group type.