Another Memorial Day parade has come and gone and with it are a lot of people to thank for all the hard work they did in presenting it.
Thank you to the Elkhart street Department and emergency management departments for closing the streets and keeping the parade entrants safe from traffic; Nancy at the Elkhart Board of Works and Tom Kell of emergency management for making the necessary changes to the paper work due to street closings; Sani Kan for providing much-needed public services; Denny Thompson at Stone's Service Station for allowing us to use his location as a check-in point; Brian and Elkhart Public Works and Utilities and his crew for handling the public address system; John Ciba of Holmes Insurance for again assisting the veterans with insurance for the parade; Charlie and Alan for parade traffic control; Brenda and Konrad Seifert for assisting at the check-in table; Allison Dailey for doing a beautiful job on the national anthem and Juan for his accompaniment on the keyboard; Gordon Sherven for emceeing the parade and handling a dozen other things to make it a success; the American Legion of Union, Mich., and Little Caeser's Pizza for their monetary generosity; WSJV for promoting the parade; and, last, but certainly not least, a huge thank you to all who participated in the parade to make it an interesting and fun afternoon. You were all a joy to work with.
Weather-permitting, we'll see you again next summer!
BARBARA A. GLANDERS