West El Paso’s biggest parade returning on July 4

For over two decades West El Paso’s biggest parade of the year has been the Independence Day Parade sponsored by the Rotary Club of West El Paso.  This year’s parade with the theme “We the People” on July 4 will be no different.

With the financial support of community parade sponsors like the Rotary Club of West El Paso, City of El Paso, Marathon Oil, Citizens Bank, El Paso Electric, Village Inn, Corner Bakery, Lone Star Title and 1st Impressions Hair, Nails and Spa, this year’s parade promises to be another fun family event.

Parade committee chair, LuAnn Wieland, owner of 1st Impressions Hair- Nails & Spa, said that the parade will once again start “at 9am at the Western Hills Methodist Church at 530 Thunderbird.”   It turns left onto Thunderbird, then left at Shadow Mountain, right on Mesa and then proceeds to Coronado High School.  This year the parade will have 1st – 3rd place plaques for the float winners and a total of $600 in cash: 1st place – $300, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100.   Judging criteria will include patriotic music, visual impact and patriotism.

To sign up for the parade go to July4parade.com where you can fill out an application on line at the “entry” tab.   If you are interested in helping to sponsor the parade please see the “sponsorship” tab. 

Entry fees this year are on a donation basis and can be paid online with a credit card using PayPal or by mail with a check.  The entry deadline is July 1.  For more information contact Parade Chair LuAnn Wieland at wielandlu1953@gmail.com or by text at 915-549-9270.

The Rotary club of West El Paso was established in 1962 and its members have been actively involved in the El Paso community ever since. Since 2000, this club has donated over $150,000 to various community projects and has been actively involved in promoting quality of life and youth initiatives throughout El Paso for 50 years.

Photos
Cover – Mike Mozart, Wikimedia Creative Commons
Top Andy – Morffew, Wikimedia Creative Commons
Bottom – Mike Mozart, Wikimedia Creative Commons

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