The 49th Laguna Beach Patriot’s Day Parade will march through town at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015, but its 2014 theme, Home of the Free, Because of the Brave, and honorees will hold the spotlight because last year’s event was cancelled due to a fast-moving, but heavy rainstorm.
Honorees will again include Grand Marshal Janet Evans, Honored Patriot Bob Mosier, Citizen of the Year Wayne Baglin, Artist of the Year Carol Reynolds and Athletes of the Year Alisa Schwarzstein Cairns and Ian Cairns.
The only newcomers to the line-up will be Junior Citizens of the Year, selected by the Laguna Beach High School staff as the 2014 students have since graduated.
Parade organizers will not hold an honorees brunch as they have in the past. Entry fees and donations support the all-volunteer parade, which could not recoup the 2014 costs for renting equipment and printing programs, more than $4000.
The parade committee has voted to waive the 2015 entry fee for those that paid it last year.
Volunteers and donations for this year’s parade are needed.
The program ad deadline is Jan. 12 and the entry deadline is Jan. 16. For information, contact Sandi Werthe at [email protected] or 949 494-6016.