Last call for Truckee 4th of July parade entries |

Last call for Truckee 4th of July parade entries

Truckee 4th of July parade is shaping up to be better than ever. Returning again this year is the Wells Fargo horse-drawn stagecoach. The legendary stagecoach is priceless and a symbol of American history. Another traditional entry, the Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band, will fill the air with their always popular bagpipe sounds. Parade entry deadline has been extended to Monday, June 28 at 5 p.m. Entry fee is $50.This yearandamp;#8217;s parade theme andamp;#8220;We Love our Truckeeandamp;#8221; was nominated by several people within the community. andamp;#8220;That theme shows what a close knit community we are, and is reflective of our community pride. Through thick and thin, itandamp;#8217;s quite clear andamp;#8216;We Love Our Truckee,andamp;#8217;andamp;#8221; said Lynn Saunders, President/CEO of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.The parade is produced by the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce working in conjunction with the 4th of July Parade Committee and Hartley and Pattie Lesser of High Sierra Media Group.Grand Marshals selected this year were Pam Hobday and Norm Justesen. Pam and Norm were named as andamp;#8220;Truckee Citizens of the Yearandamp;#8221; in February by InterClub (comprised of Service Clubs in Truckee including Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner, the Truckee Lionandamp;#8217;s Club, Truckee Sunrise Rotary, Truckee Optimist Club, and Truckee Noon Rotary). Unfortunately Pam Hobday will be out of the country, so Norm Justesen will be the only Grand Marshal in the parade.This yearandamp;#8217;s judges include: Mayor Carolyn Dee, Ron Florian, and Neil and Sue Cunnngham. Master of Ceremonies will be Jim Simon, a true Truckee tradition!Truckeeandamp;#8217;s July 4th parade begins at 10 a.m. at the former Sierra Mountain Middle School and progresses down Donner Pass Road into historic Truckee, ending around noon.Sponsorships are available to help support this hometown tradition that draws up to 35,000 visitors and locals. Sponsorships begin at the Red, White andamp; Blue Level of $100 and go up to the Statue of Liberty at $500. Sponsors to date include: Alison Bermant, Attorney at Law, Clear Capital, Dickson Realty (Schallers), Lahontan Golf Club, Martis Camp, Mountain Hardware, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Plumas Bank, Resort at Squaw Creek, Rotary Club of Truckee, Sierra Sun, Soroptimists International of Truckee Donner, Tahoe Forest Health System, Truckee Physical Therapy, and Truckee Tahoe Airport District.Contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at (530) 587-8808 or stop by the office in the Depot at 10065 Donner Pass Road to pick up a parade entry form, volunteer or to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

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