Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 6:01 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Parade: red, white and blue success

The Homer Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a warm "thank you" to all the amazing volunteers and public servants who helped make the 2011 July 4th parade a success. It could not have been pulled off without your help. Thank you to the public, both locals and visitors, who came out to enjoy the sunshine and watch the parade. We would like to thank everyone for keeping the roads clear during the parade to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

We would like to extend a huge thanks to our local Homer Police Department and Homer Volunteer Fire Department for taking time out of their busy schedules to take part in the parade and also to Public Works for the use of their road barricades to ensure safety during the parade.

A big thank you to Bay Realty for allowing the use of their facility for the judge's station and for being such a great host to the judges and emcee. We would like to thank the members of the United States Coast Guard off the USCGC Hickory for providing us with a color guard for the parade. Also to Tim White and our own Monte Davis for keeping the parade fun and entertaining as our great parade emcees.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to my committee members, Pat Melone and Kate Mitchell, for their great help in the planning process; and to all my volunteers who helped the day of the parade. Thank you to the staging helpers, Maura Gibson, Janet Higley and Bob Goehringer. Thank you to the volunteers manning the road blocks, Elder Butler, Elder Witt, Ericka Balczewski, Julie Parizek, Tina Day, Paula Frisinger, Berkley Davis and Don Lane.

We would especially like to thank our amazing sponsors, without whom the parade would not be possible; Crabbies Seafood & Steak House, Picture Alaska Art Gallery, Art Shop Gallery, The Ivory Goose, Bay Realty, Main St. Mercantile, NOMAR, Renu, Caf Cups, Captain's Coffee Roasting Company, North Wind Home Collection, Don Jose's, Homer's Jeans, Alaska Wild Berry Products and Homer Chamber of Commerce.

Nyla Lightcap

Homer Chamber of Commerce