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20th Annual West El Paso Rotary Independence Day Parade Accepting Entries

For nearly two decades West El Paso’s biggest parade of the year has been the Independence Day Parade sponsored by the West El Paso Rotary Club.  This year’s parade with the theme “Proud to be an American” on July 4 will be no different.

With the financial support of community parade sponsors like the  Rotary Club of West El Paso,  City of El Paso, Lone Star Title, Western Refining, United Bank of El Paso, Cafe Central/Famous Dave’s, Pets Barn, United Blood Services, Hotel Indigo, and Village Inn/Corner Bakery/Applebee’s this year’s parade promises to be another fun family event.

Parade committee chair, Jason A. Shaffer, Executive Vice President of United Bank of El Paso said that the parade will once again start “at 9am at the Western Hills Methodist Church at 530 Thunderbird.”   It turns left onto Thunderbird, then left at Shadow Mountain, right on Mesa and then proceeds to Coronado High School.

This year the parade will have prizes for First Place – $1000, Second Place – $750, Third Place – $500 and Fourth Place – $250.  Judging criteria will include special effects, costume originality, theme and crowd pleasing.

To sign up for the parade go to http://www.july4parade.com  where you can download the application and either mail it or email it to westelpasorotary@elp.rr.com.

Entry fees this year are on a donation basis and can be paid online with a credit card using PayPal or by mail with a check.  The entry deadline is Saturday, June 13 at midnight.

For more information contact Parade Chair Jason A. Shaffer at 915-231-2559.

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