Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ONLY IN AMERICA! July 4th in Woodlands needs your help!

The South County 4th of July Committee is seeking volunteers for 2010. The committee is a group of volunteers who organizes the 4th of July Parade in The Woodlands. This year, the committee is seeking 130+ volunteers to produce the 2010 parade, scheduled for July 3rd in The Woodlands Town Center. This year’s theme is ONLY IN AMERICA! Over the years, the event has evolved from a small hometown parade with families riding bikes to a large-scale parade attracting 20,000 – 25,000 spectators from around the region. Last year, the parade had approximately 145 entries and 2,000 to 3,000 participants. The parade route is approximately 1.3 miles and will begin and end at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and typically lasts an 1.0 to 1.5 hours.

Why volunteer for this event? The story of the birth of the United States is thrilling and inspiring, full of heroes and their words and deeds. We hope this inspires you as it does us. Volunteering for the 4th of July parade is your opportunity to give back to your community, in arguably the largest family oriented event in The Woodlands area. There are a number of volunteer positions still available. Breakfast and refreshments are provided on the day of the event. The volunteer orientation will be held Wednesday July 1, 7pm at the United Methodist Church. If you have volunteered before and would like a specific location and/or duty, please let the coordinator know.

TIME (on July 3rd)

Traffic Control - 20
7:00 – 11 am

Staging - 57
6 am – 10 am

Emergency vehicle staging - 2
6 am – 9:30 am

Judges Area
Judges/Judging stand - 2
7:30 am – 11 am

Judges Area
Judges’ families - 2
7:30 am – 11 am

Entry Check-in
Pre-Parade Entertainment – 4
7:30 am-10 am

Parade Marshall 
Parade Marshals - 24
7:30 am – 11 am

Senior Tent
Senior Tent – 2
7:30 am – 11 am

Dignitaries – VIP Breakfast – 4
6 am – 9:30 am

Dignitaries Breakfast - Set up 
2:30 – 4:30 pm  July 2

Please fill out the volunteer form (this currently has to be printed from this site; make sure  you use the print option in the website or you will get more than one page printed. You can download the .doc file to your computer and fill it out electronically using WORD) and return to Kelly Dietrich at If you’re not available to volunteer, we hope you and your family will join us to watch the parade on July 3rd.

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