4th of July Parade Thank You

Submitted By: gjlewis2002@msn.com – Click to email about this post
The parade committee would like to thank everyone who allowed us to place a collection jar in their business:

*Big Wave
*El Trio Loco
*First Security Bank
*Four Paws on the Beach
*Manzanita Fresh Foods
*Manzanita Lumber
*Manzanita Winery
*Mighty Thai
*Manzanita Mudd Dog
*Sand Dune
*Sisters and Pete’s Coffee and Treats
*Manzanita Visitor Center
*Manzanita News
*Bahama Mamas
*Offshore Grill
*Hoffman Center
*Lunacy Coffee
*Nehalem Bay Winery
*Nehalem Food Mart
*Nehalem Lumber Co.
*Mohler Coop
*Shell Station
*Handy Creek Bakery

Unfortunately, three locations reported donation jar thefts or total donations would be even higher. We hope this mean-spirited behavior does not reoccur. Unfurl opted to not have a collection jar, instead donating $100.00! In total we have raised approximately $3,000.00 to help us offset expenses for the parade, this year calculated at $2,000.00. Some of those expenses included:

*Participation ribbons
*Artist fee for creating poster
*Printing of posters
*Printing poster art on shopping bags
*Volunteer lanyards
*Buttons from poster art
*Signs for Citizen of the Year vehicles
*Registration supplies
*General printing
*Banner printing

Some things are start-up costs and will not need to be repeated next year. Any funds left over will be held for the 2024 parade. Past parades have included entertainment, and if funds permit, we would like to return to this practice.

Again, thanks to all who collected and all who contributed. We really appreciate the enthusiasm expressed by all for bringing back our parade. “Return to Glory!”

Fourth of July Parade Committee