2016 “Opening of the Beaches” Parade

We had a fantastic design for our float for the Opening of the Beaches parade on April 24, 2016.

We gathered at the Moose Lodge on Saturday, April 16  construct this awesome design. With lots of help with this “pre-preparation” stage, we were ready for the next weekend.

Then we gathered at the Moose Lodge again on Saturday, April 23 to actually construct the float, including putting all of the parts together to make it look like one design. Everyone pitched in to make this look like a real party float.

Next, we gathered at the Moose Lodge again on Sunday, April 24 at 10 a.m. to make our final preps and arrangements for the float. We left the Lodge by Noon to get the float into our designated spot for the Parade. Then we relaxed a bit at a watering hole before the Parade started.

The parade was a blast! We handed out more than 600 lei’s with our club’s business cards attached, three large bags of ‘dum-dum’ candy, and more than 400 koozies displaying our club logo and sponsor (Thank You, American Electric Contracting, Inc).

Finally, we took the float back to the Moose Lodge and dismantled all of the parts of the float. Of course, we had to stop for a “Team Drink” at the Moose Lodge first.

We really could not have done this without all of the awesome support, materials, and ideas that club members brought to the event. Thank you to all who contributed!