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Independence Day Celebration - Saturday, July 4, 2015
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2015 Parade Winner

 BETHANY BEACH 4TH OF JULY PARADE COMMITTEE OFFERS A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR SUPPORTING OUR  2015 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION:

 This parade would not be possible without the many volunteers who devote their time and the support of our community.  We would like to thank all of you including the people who sold parade T-shirts on the boardwalk and all who purchased them this year. Also, thanks to those who participated in the annual horseshoe-throwing contest sponsored by Mr. Joe Lank, who also provided the awards for the event. 

In addition, thanks to Greg Mavraganis for sponsoring the 7th Annual Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K Run/3K Walk and to the businesses who provided the awards for the judging of the floats. We cannot forget our master of ceremonies, Jennifer Carter.

The committee also extends a special thanks to Bethany Beach officials, Mayor Jack Gordon, Town Manager Cliff Graviet, their staff and all Town employees; Police Chief Mike Redmon, Captain Darin Cathell,  Bethany Beach’s finest; Dean Sissler, and all the local, state, and seasonal police who assisted us; Chief Brian Martin of the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Department; Karen Lett of the Ladies Auxiliary; BBVFC-EMS; Eric Hognan and Sussex County EMS; The Fire Police; Brett Warner, director of public works and his crew; St. Ann’s Catholic Church; Alexis Distler of the Christian Church Conference Center for the use of their facilities and grounds; the use of trucks from Lord’s Landscaping, G&E Hocker, and Complete Tree Care; Magnum Electronics for communications; Frog House Restaurant; Ron Steen’s Umbrellas; and Lois McCarthy, Marilyn Panagopoulos, and Mark Giblin who provided their convertibles and drove the VIPs. We’d also like to thank Walgreen’s for its donation of water for the parade.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS  and VOLUNTEERS

PARADE CHAIRMAN                                  VIPS
BRUCE FRYE                                                DOUG MOWREY

PARADE ENTERTAINMENT                    HORSESHOE CONTEST
JULIE MALEWSKI                                        JOE LANK
                        
MC
Jennifer Carter                               

PARADE GROUNDS SET-UP
Mark (Christian Church)
Lonny Moore
Ron Turcot
Bruce Frye
Chuck Peterson
Claude Davis
Steve Piron
Fulton Loppatto

BIKE KITS & REGISTRATION
MAUREEN KILLMER
Brighid Loftus
Padraig Loftus
Claire Loftus

REGISTRATION - FLOATS                                   
LONNY MOORE                                          
Ron Turcot 
Frank Sherry                                 
Paul McKeown 

TRAFFIC CONTROL 
STEVEN GRAMES
Dick Carothers

BIKE LINE UP 
CLAUDE DAVIS                                          

BANNER CARRIERS

Rose Weisgerber
William Weisgerber
Isi Schweiger
Sydney Schweiger
Jonathan Wellentz
Meagan Raines
Maeve Dolan                                                   

PARADE ALIGNMENT 
 

CHUCK PETERSON                                  
Fulton Loppatto                                              
Steve Piron                                                    
Barry Schweitzer                                             
Jason Mann
Robert Kauffman
Bruce Frye                                                      

COMMUNICATIONS
           
MAGNUM ELECTRONICS
BILL RIDENOUR     
Marcia Ridenour
Mike Ridenour                                                 

PHOTOGRAPHY                                          
Julie Malewski                                                 

VIDEOGRAPHY
 
Kelsey Jakubiak

GRAND MARSHALLS

PHILIP & MARY ROSSI

JUDGING & REVIEWING STAND            
JERRY MORRIS                                            
Andrea Gowetski
Bev Shiner                                                       
Judi Morris
Jill Majestic
Nella Neary
Chris Malisewski – set up and sound   

T-SHIRTS SALES & DESIGN
RAY and CHRIS AUMILLER
Bruce and Charlotte Frye
Jack and Joan Gordon
Fulton and Theo Loppatto
Jerry and Judi Morris
Lonny and Joyce Moore
Lew and Maureen Killmer
Claude and Kathy Davis
Ron and Rosemary Turcot
Steve and Ann Piron
Lou and Sally Kubicki
John and Eileen Gianquinto
Coastal Cat Printing
Jennifer Carter (Artist) 

If we overlooked anyone or any organization it was not intentional. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

 


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T-Shirts:  If you missed your chance to buy an official Bethany Beach Parade T-shirt, they are available for a limited time only in Town Hall during office hours. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for child sizes while supplies last.


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