WANTED: Ambassadors for Lexingtons's Patriots' Day Parade
An easy opportunity to help Lexington celebrate Patriots' Day and the town's 300th anniversary.
Patriots' Day in Lexington, well, it's kind of a big deal. And it's an even bigger deal this year in light of the town's 300th anniversary celebration.
With that in mind, the annual Patriots' Day afternoon parade has been pushed up to Sunday, April 14. Normally it steps off Monday afternoon, but the logic behind the change is that more out-of town folks can attend and participate in a Sunday parade. But, I digress.
Anyway, the parade must go on. And, for that to happen, it requires volunteers.
The Town Celebrations Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as Parade Ambassadors for the Patriots’ Day/300th Anniversary parade on Sunday April 14.
According to a press release from the committee, Parade Ambassadors march in three-person teams in front of parade units carrying a banner identifying the local business or civic group sponsoring that particular unit.
The minimum age to be a Parade Ambassador is 11 years, and high school students may receive community service credit. Members of sports or academic teams, walking partners, civic groups, friends, neighbors and students to apply.
"This is a great opportunity to help Lexington celebrate our 300th anniversary," the press release says. "If you have never marched in a parade before, now is your opportunity."
To sign up, visit the Celebrations Committee webpage at http://patriotsday.com. All applications will receive a prompt response.