BG has plenty of parade marchers, but still needs more volunteers PDF Print E-mail
Written by HAROLD BROWN Sentinel City Editor   
Saturday, 02 November 2013 08:31
Nearly 100 units have registered for the Nov. 23 Community Holiday Parade, directors of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce were told Friday morning.
Parade Committee Chairperson Pam Fahle said there are five bands, 34 floats, three groups with horses, and two motorcycle groups among the registered units.
"We have the parade permit from the city and the logistics worked out. The big thing we need now is volunteers," she said.
"We make it a fun event and it takes a lot of people to make it happen," Fahle said.
Chamber Director Earlene Kilpatrick said volunteers are needed as starting bay coordinators, banner carriers, exit bay coordinators to get units off the route, and traffic monitors.
"The traffic monitors are new this year because the judging will be handled at Main and Wooster streets. That will mean some extra help to keep the parade moving," Kilpatrick said.
Contact the chamber at 419-353-7945 to volunteer.
Kilpatrick said WBGU-TV will again videotape the parade for broadcast later that day and through the holiday season.
She said Clint Corpe, Larry Weiss and Wendy Stram will provide the on-air talent for the show.
A new feature for the broadcast will be one of the three roaming the audience conducting interviews.
The parade theme is Santa's Toy Box.
The trustees also:
•    Learned  the chamber is a finalist to receive a grant to help finance a feasibility study of a proposed "One-Stop Shop" for the chamber, BG Community Development Foundation, Downtown BG and the BG Convention and Visitors Bureau.
•    Learned the online credit card option is now available to pay dues, donate to sponsorships, purchase merchandise or take care of other business with the chamber.
•    Heard the Advocacy Task Force has scheduled a legislative update Nov. 26 at 9 a.m. with Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Tessa. The event will be at Kellermeyer Co.
•    Heard a Business Climate Report by Bruce Stevens of Stevens Law LLC about estate and business planning.
•    Learned the annual meeting and dinner will be Feb. 8.
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2013 08:37

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