It was community.
I’ve lived in Burbank for 12 years and Burbank On Parade is one of the major reasons I fell in love with this town. I could not believe I found a small town parade like the one I grew up with…in my own backyard! The planning and physical effort the committee and volunteers go through to make this parade happen for us is inspiring.
The kids and I camp out at the same location every year, it’s our “Parade Spot.” We look forward to all of the horses, the cars, the Girlscouts and the Airport Fire Truck!
Wayne Poirier, the creative director of the parade, is looking for painters, carpenters and artists to give their time. Volunteers are still needed folks! It’s not too late to be part of this event! “We need creative people and people who can follow instructions,” Poirier said. “It’s a lot of fun and a chance to use your imagination!” He said in The Burbank Leader this week.
Burbank On Parade started in 1945 as a celebration to the end of WWII. I wish I could have been there to see that celebration. I bet Burbank, like the rest of our country was overwhelmed with joy.
There are all kinds of ways you can participate in this parade…click here for all the details.
What about you? Will you be camped out…marching with your band, riding your horse or walking on stilts!? We will be there once again supporting the city we love so much, the city I love raising my children in. This isn’t where I grew up, but it is where my children are.
Join Burbank On Parade April 6, 2013. 11am-1pm on Olive Ave between Keystone and Lomita!