4th of July Parade – Float & Singers




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4th of July Parade - Float & Singers


Council: 114 - BANGOR

Project Description:

Council and Assembly discussions start in April at officer and general meetings. Commitment from Hartt Transportation Systems, Bangor, was obtained, to use a tractor-trailor for our float in the 2018 Greater Bangor Area Kiwanis Club 4th of July Parade. Our entry includes a float with Knights, family, and parish members singing patriotic songs. On July 3rd, 10 knights completed initial assembly of the float on the 48 foot flatbed trailer, with a centerpiece pedestal being an 8 X 16 foot, hand-painted mural depicting the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria sailing to the “New World.” Final assembly was completed by 10 knights and family members the morning of July 4th at the parade assembly yard in Brewer, including seating for 24 Knights and their families, many flags, and a full sound system. Note that the float had a strong pole and rope barrier set all around, to ensure safety of all participants, including young children. A step ladder and close guarding ensured safe access up and down from the parade float deck. The Choral Group sang patriotic songs along the entire 3 kilometer parade route between Brewer and Bangor, engaging the parade goers to sing along. The music was directed and accompanied by SK Matt Madore. Our presentation was well-received by all, throughout the entire parade route. Like last year, we hiring Cyr Bus to transport participants back to the beginning of the parade. This project included Knights from our Council and Assembly, families and parish members. SK Bob Stutzman was very proud to hold his infant grandson on the float for the whole parade! Float disassembly was completed on July 4th, and we all celebrated a great project!

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