The sun is shining — a rarity in Colorado these days, which is great for Commerce City’s 51st annual Memorial Day Parade, a must-be-seen gathering place for politicians even in a non-election year.
The parade, billed as one of the longest in the country, starts at 10 a.m. along a 1.5 mile parade route that begins at 64th Avenue/Newport Street and ends at 6060 E. Parkway Drive near the King Sooper’s. The parade lasts approximately two hours. Last year, there were 130 parade entries.
After the parade ends, the Reagan Club invites participants to relax with the “cool conservatives” for a BBQ in the grocery store parking lot. It costs $5 per person for two hot dogs or one hamburger, a bag of chips, potato salad, baked beans, a bottle of water and a cookie.
Parade highlights from earlier years: Democrat Congressman Ed Perlmutter cartwheeling his way down the street.
H/T to Reagan Club Board member Jack Knight for taking the group photo of the Commerce City Parade marchers
10 week update from the State Party.
I hear from a number of people that they don’t know what were up to at the state party. I realize that it is a little difficult to see what is going on when we don’t post our daily activities on Facebook, or in any other way, and we are not in the middle of an election, but that would be a bad idea given that we compete with other parties in this state. I would continue to encourage you to reach out to me directly if you need questions answered or just general information. The following is a list of activities done over the past 10 weeks:
1. Fund raising. – By far the most pressing issue and the one that takes up most of my time. Not just calls but visits to donors and meetings of donors.
2. Hired a finance director
3. Built a fund raising plan
4. Created a preliminary budget
5. 16 Lincoln Day Dinners/Lunches
6. More than 25 speaking engagements
7. Week with the RNC in Phoenix
8. Legal/contract negotiations on complaints and compliance. Settled all but one.
9. One on one work with the team to get to know them.
10. Review outreach plan
What: Commerce City Memorial Day Parade BBQ
Who: Anyone who is involved in marching, or helping out, in the parade
When: Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:00pm-2:00pm after the parade ends (parade is 7:30am– 12:00pm noon)
Why: Fellowship and when the parade is over, relax with the cool conservatives at the Reagan Club BBQ, located in the King Soopers parking lot. Let the traffic clear out and you can cool down. It’s $5 per person for 2 hot dogs or 1 hamburger, a bag of chips, potato salad, baked beans, a bottle of water, and a cookie all prepared by Chef Dan. You can buy your ticket in advance at: http://www.reaganclubco.com/memorial-day-bbq-tickets/
Where: King Soopers parking lot, Parkway Market Center, 4850 E 62nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022
Check the map below to see it’s the same place we were located last year.
Make plans to walk or march or dance or ride or roller skate and bring your pets to participate with us on Memorial Day!
Memorial Day Parade
The state’s largest Memorial Day parade with 100+ entries, Commerce City celebrates 51 years of honoring veterans on Monday, May 25, 2015. From military units and bands to floats, antique cars and horse entries, the 1.5 mile parade route kicks off at 10 a.m.
The 51st anniversary parade starts promptly at 10 a.m. along a 1.5 mile parade route that begins at 64th Avenue/Newport Street and ends at 6060 E. Parkway Drive. The parade lasts approximately two hours. In 2014, we had 130 parade entries.
We are entry numbers 165 and will stage on Pontiac Street North at 65th Avenue.
If you park where the parade ends (in the southwest corner of King Soopers, 4850 E 62nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022), we’ll arrange shuttles (from 7:30am-8:30am) to transport you to where the parade starts and our mustering area at 65th & Pontiac Street
When the parade is over, relax with the cool conservatives at the Reagan Club BBQ, located in the King Soopers parking lot. Let the traffic clear out and you can cool down. It’s $5 per person for 2 hot dogs or 1 hamburger, a bag of chips, potato salad, baked beans, a bottle of water, and a cookie. Continue reading