Chamber thanks parade volunteers |

Chamber thanks parade volunteers

The Granby Chamber would like to thank all the volunteers, participants and spectators who made Granby’s Independence Day Parade another huge success.

We thank our veterans who represent our flag, especially Don Daily who coordinates for us.

We thank our emergency personnel who get the children excited by blaring their sirens on the route and cool everyone off spraying water during and after the parade.

We thank the participants who make the parade exciting to kids and adults, locals and visitors by creating beautiful, creative entries.

We thank Slim for bringing up the rear of the parade ever since I can remember and we even thank the politicians who give so much of their time to try to make our town, county, state and nation better for all of us.

We thank the Granby Police and Granby Street and Parks crews who started early and ended late putting out signs, creating detours, closing and opening the parade route putting out barriers, doing it all without complaint.

Most of all, we thank our volunteers.

• Those who started at 7 a.m. putting out signs

• Those who lined up the entries and kept things moving

• Those who took photos for posterity

• Those who judged the entire parade

• Rob, who announced all the entries throughout our “organized chaos” with a smile on his face

• Those who provided the Alpine Lumber truck we used for the “announcers stand.”

• McDonald’s and Mountain Parks Electric who sponsored and all who donated much needed cash

Especially, we thank those volunteers who spent the entire parade reminding children and adults to stay back and who reminded the entries to throw the candy all the way to the curb. These volunteers always take abuse from folks who do not understand that we are only trying to prevent an accident, trying to prevent a child from getting run over or trampled. We thank these volunteers who see what they do as the way to continue to allow the candy to be distributed and the parade to run. I am proud of each of you!

Everyone who participated in the parade was needed and very appreciated by the Granby Chamber. If you know who they were, please stop them and thank them. There is not enough room to name them all here.

Sharon Brenner

CEO, Greater Granby Area Chamber of Commerce

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