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Juneau Alaska's 2014 4TH OF JULY PARADE

JUNEAU PARADE STARTS AT 11 AM!

 The Theme for the 2014 Parade is; "I LOVE A PARADE"

            


The 4th of July Committee Proudly announces the 2014 Parade Grand Marshal:

MR. DICK GARRISON.

Mr. Garrison was born in 1923. He was adopted by the Garrisons. His grandfather had a ba

nd and got him interested in music at a young age. Dick started playing the baritone and then switched to the trombone.

 

During WWII, while working for ACS communications in Seattle, he was sent to Alaska. There he learned the IBM Communications System, the only means of communication in Alaska.  The Teletype was a big deal, 60 words per minute. Dick’s fiancé joined him Alaska where they were married. Four sons later, he was sent to Adak to maintain the system.  During the war, his dance band played for celebrities and organizations and entertained the army boys at Duck creek.

 

Dick played his trombone in the Fourth of July Parade Marching Band every year for the past 60 years. He was the past Salmon Derby Chairman and fished in every Derby for the past 57 years.

 

He is still playing the trombone and likes to go on cruises. “It’s the only place to ballroom dance anymore.”

 

Jean Sztuk (help from Marc)

Director

780-4219

 

September 28, 2014

2014 Parade Theme: “I LOVE A PARADE!”


   
  
                                                                           
Sponsored by:
 Juneau Fourth of July Parade Committee
This web page is dedicated to the hard-working
Juneau 4th of July Parade Committee
PO Box 33705
Juneau, AK 99803

907) 790-4444  Off for the season

Email: juneaufourthofjuly@yahoo.com

Parade entry forms and Official Rules and Regulations are available now only at Mendenhall Library in the valley and Cycle Alaska (bright red building next to DOL) in town. Not available on this web page.

Please pick up your entry form, fill it out, attach your fee (no fee for Active Military; Color Guards;  or Youth <infant to 16 years of age> Entries) and return it to the same place you picked it up. Only cash, money orders, and checks will be accepted for payment. Make checks to JFA. Thanks!

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: June 25, 2014
If you miss the deadline, come anyway. We will find a place for you in the parade!!
Just fill out an entry form, pay the entry free, and a late fee!

Douglas parade starts at 2 PM

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Jean Sztuk,
Jun 4, 2014, 6:06 PM
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