March in the Veterans Day Parade with PBCTP

Come and join the Palm Beach County Tea Party as we march in the Veteran’s Parade on Sunday November 5th on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. See below for parade information:

Dear Parade Participants,

The Palm Beach County Veterans Committee is honored to have you join us for the 10th annual City of West Palm Beach Veterans Day Parade!

The mission of Palm Beach County Veterans Committee, Inc., is to proudly honor through the Memorial Day Ceremony and the Veterans Day Parade our past, present, and future veterans in this our Country; the United States of America.

We thank you for your participation and support!

Below and attached you will find important information.
Please forward to those in your group that will be participating.

Sunday, November 5, 2017.
Line up – 12 noon at Clematis and Tamarind or Sapodilla (see below)
Parade start – 2 pm and travels east on Clematis to Flagler

RAIN or SHINE – We start at 2 pm.

VOLUNTEERS are greatly needed to help distribute information and help with lineup – we need them from 11am (training, line up & parade) to 3pm (parade end) – we can give volunteer service letters to students as needed – please email me to confirm by Friday 11/3/17 by 12 noon. Volunteers will check in at the post office at Clematis and Sapodilla and be assigned a job during training at 11am.

PARKING is free in City garages and on streets other than Clematis – parking garages are highlighted on the attached route and line up document – please use their Banyan and Evernia entrances. (Clematis starts shutting down at 11am)

PARADE VEHICLES – Please enter at Tamarind and Clematis, we will have volunteers there to guide you to your spot.

MOTORCYCLES – Please enter at Datura and Sapodilla you will be lining up between Sapodilla and Rosemary on Clematis – ask for Gary who will help you with placement.

SHOW CARS – Please enter at Banyan and Sapodilla – ask for Dee who will help you with placement.

STUDENTS – There will be no dropping off at Tamarind and Clematis – it is for vehicles in the parade only. We recommend parents drop their child/children off at the corner of Datura and Sapodilla then have them walk 1 block north to the corner of Sapodilla and Clematis where a volunteer will help with placement. (We ask that you have at least one chaperone with your group in the lineup at all times – do not leave your child/children without supervision) Parking recommendation for parents: park in one of the Evernia garages as groups will be directed to Post Park at Evernia and Narcissus (3 blocks south of Clematis) for pick up – there will be no vehicle stopping or standing on the street.

CHECK IN – Please look for volunteers in flourescent vests at the corner of Clematis & Tamarind and Clematis & Sapodilla – they will direct your group to it’s placement.

PLACEMENT – Much effort and thought has gone into placement and no changes will be made to the parade lineup order. (Although there may be some additions) Please let me know if you see a spelling error for your group. PLEASE NOTE – we reserve the right to change placement on event day because of challenges out of our control or if your group is late for line up.

SIGNAGE/BANNER – It is mandatory that your group display signage identifying your organization/group.

PORTALETS – Will be available at the corners of Clematis & Tamarind and Clematis & Sapodilla.

SAFETY – No throwing of candy or any items to spectators, if you have something you want to distribute you must walk it to them – it can not be given out from the vehicles. Bring water, sunscreen, first aid kit and wear comfortable shoes. If unable to complete parade please find volunteer at one of the cross streets who will contact parade staff to assist as able. Please contact parade staff or volunteers if you see or hear anything that may be of concern on the day of the parade – the safety of our participants and those in attendance is our primary concern!

SOLICITATION – There will be absolutely no solicitation of funds/donations from any organizations participating in or affiliated with the parade other than the PBC Veterans Committee.

GRAND STAND – Please advise those you are inviting to attend parade that the parade announcements will be made at Clematis and Dixie. It is the best spot for viewing. Please ask them to stop by and thank our media sponsors – Palm Beach Post and Alpha Media WIRK/WFTL!
NEW THIS YEAR – ROTCs, Bands and Dance/Baton Troops may perform at the bandstand – You/they are limited to 2 minutes and under. Please note that this means those behind you/them will have times during the parade when they will be at a complete stop. PLEASE INFORM THOSE YOU KNOW WHO ARE ATTENDING AS SPECTATORS!

END OF PARADE – Per the request of the City of West Palm Beach there will be a change in the end of the parade. Please follow directions of volunteers in fluorescent vests placed at the intersection. ONLY vehicles will travel on Clematis from Narcissus to Flagler. Walking participants (bands, ROTCs, etc) will turn right on Narcissus and proceed to Post Park for pickup. There will be no unloading of participants on Clematis – you must turn right on Flager and proceed to either Datura, Evernia, or the parking garage where your passengers parked. We must keep the parade moving.

VETERAN INFO TENTS – There will be many Veteran and community organizations located at the end of the parade (Clematis and Narcissus) at Fountain Park including: American Legion Post 199, DAR – Seminole Chapter, FL Dept of Veterans Affairs, Freedom Veterans of America Motorcycle Association #11, Health Career Institute, Keiser University Spirit Squad, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., Palm Beach County Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida, Palm Beach County Veteran Service Officers, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Twirling Coalition, Palm Beach Vet Center, South Florida National Cemetery, Veterans Health Organization, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 25 and Young Marines of the Palm Beaches – please stop by for important information.

MOLLY’S TROLLEY – Once again we will have Molly’s Trolley as the last vehicle in the parade. Veterans who can not walk and have no other vehicle are invited to ride in the parade. At the end of the parade for those who need assistance to their vehicles parked at the beginning of the parade route we do have access for a very limited time after the parade. It is first come, first served and will only travel to City garages. (not street parking) You will be able to board the Trolley on the north side of the fountains. These trips are reserved exclusively for those who are physically in need of assistance.

SPONSORS/DONORS – Please make note of our sponsors and donors, who without their support we would be unable to produce our parade!
Host City of West Palm Beach; Gold sponsors Florida Public Utilities and GEO Group; Silver sponsors Florida Public Utilities and Palm Beach Kennel Club; Bronze sponsors Disabled Veterans of America and Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath LLP; Supporters Mercedez Benz and Republican Party of Palm Beach County and Media sponsors Alpha Media – WIRK/WFTL and The Palm Beach Post.
If you or your organization would like to sponsor or make a donation, please contact me at sstjohn@pbcveteranscommittee.o rg. Your donation is tax deductible.

Please like and share our facebook page – we need you to help insure a huge turnout this year!
https://www.facebook.com/Palm- Beach-County-Veterans-Committe e-Inc
This is the page where you will find photos afterwards – and you are encouraged to share yours here as well!
Please #PBCVetparade2017!

I think that is it!
I am here to answer any other questions you have – please let me know if you have any 🙂

Again, we thank you for joining us in this exciting and meaningful day.
We hope you feel as we do that the day truly shows our support for Veterans and all they have and continue to do for us!

Thank you!

Serving in gratitude,
Shanna D St John
​Palm Beach County Veterans Committee
561-523-6553 cell
http://pbcveteranscommittee.or g

The mission of Palm Beach County Veterans Committee, Inc., is to proudly honor through the Memorial Day Ceremony and the Veterans Day Parade our past, present, and future veterans in this our Country; the United States of America.

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