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Independence Day Celebration - Monday, July 4, 2016
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BETHANY BEACH 4TH OF JULY PARADE COMMITTEE

OFFERS A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING

FOR SUPPORTING OUR

2016 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION:

 

This parade would not be possible without the many volunteers who devote their time and the support of our community. We would like to thank all of you including the people who sold parade T-shirts on the boardwalk and all who purchased them this year. And we cannot forget our master of ceremonies, Jennifer Carter.

 

The committee also extends a special thanks to Bethany Beach officials, Mayor Jack Gordon, Town Manager Cliff Graviet, their staff and all Town employees; Police Chief Mike Redmon, Captain Darin Cathell, Bethany Beach’s finest; Dean Sissler, and all the local, state, and seasonal police who assisted us; Chief Brian Martin of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Department; Karen Lett of the Ladies Auxiliary; BBVFC-EMS; Eric Hognan and Sussex County EMS; The Fire Police; Our 2016 Grand Marshal Brett Warner, director of public works and his crew; St. Ann’s Catholic Church; The Christian Church Conference Center for the use of their facilities and grounds; the use of trucks from Lord’s Landscaping, G&E Hocker, and Complete Tree Care; Magnum Electronics for communications; Frog House Restaurant; Ron Steen’s Umbrellas; and Marilyn Panagopoulos, Mark Giblin, Chuck Peterson, Tommy Riebel and Joan Thomas who provided their convertibles and drove the VIPs. We’d also like to thank Walgreen’s for its donation of water for the parade.

 

 

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON’S & MEMBERS

PARADE CHAIRMAN: Bruce Frye

VIPS
:  Doug Mowrey

PARADE ENTERTAINMENT: Julie Malewski

MC: Jennifer Carter

PARADE GROUNDS SET-UP

Harvey Henry

Ashligh Falcione

Matthew Falcione

Ryan Falcione

Mark (Christian Church)

Chuck Peterson

Steve Piron

Fulton Loppatto

BIKE KITS & REGISTRATION: Maureen Killmer & Brighid Loftus

REGISTRATION - FLOATS: Lonny Moore & Ron Turcot, Frank McCourt

TRAFFIC CONTROL: Steven Grames & Richard Carothers

PARADE ALIGNMENT:

Chuck Peterson, Fulton Loppatto, Steve Piron, Bruce Frye 

BANNER CARRIERS:

Isabella, Ava, & Sophie Lindia

Grace & Jack Bujnowski

Nicholas, Kaitlyn, & Matthew Troiano
 

COMMUNICATIONS

MAGNUM ELECTRONICS – Bill & Marcia Ridenour

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY_

Julie Malewski, Shannon Kiley, Paul Jankovic

GRAND MARSHALL

Brett Warner

JUDGING & REVIEWING STAND

Jerry Morris

Andrea Gowetski

Bev Shiner

Judi Morris

Jill Majestic

Nella Neary

Nancy Kaufmann

Chris Malisewski – set up and sound

T-SHIRTS SALES & DESIGN

Ray and Chris Aumiller

Bruce and Charlotte Frye

Jack and Joan Gordon

Fulton and Theo Loppatto

Jerry and Judi Morris

Lonny and Joyce Moore

Lew and Maureen Killmer

Rosemary and Jerry Hardiman

Jerry and Cherie Dorfman

Ron and Rosemary Turcot

Steve and Ann Piron

John and Eileen Gianquinto

A+ Printing 

Jill Majestic (Artist)

If we overlooked anyone or any organization, it was not intentional.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Congrats to the Parade Winners
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Best of Parade - South Bethany
Marchers & Walkers
1st Place: Brose-Buchner
2nd Place: Evelyn Baun
3rd Place: Sophia Medei

Float - Organization
1st Place: Church of Christ
2nd Place: Camp Atlantic
3rd Place: Delaware Backwood Outlaws

Float - Business
1st Place: 99 Sea Level
2nd Place: The UPS Store
3rd Place: Bethany Surf Shop

Float - Individual or Family
1st Place: Bever
2nd Place: Miller Family
3rd Place: Post Family

Best of Parade
South Bethany

Most Patriotic
VFW Post 7234

 



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Winners - Marchers, Walkers & Individual/Family Floats

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Organization Float Winners

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Business Float Winners

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Most Patriotic - VFW Post 7234


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