Assembly time for PIBC members is at 9:30AM at the church for further briefing and last minute instructions, as well as T-shirt distribution.
For those who want to wear our designed logo T-shirts and want to order 2XL sizes, please email or call pastor Andy at 240-486-0828 ASAP! Our order is ready for pick-up by Friday.
We are encouraging everyone to participate in this annual event, and show once again our solid support and cooperation to the community where we belong.
The letter below is a note coming from the parade coordinator, Charles Kearse for more information regarding on check-in and line-up, the parade route, traffic detour as well as information on the parade activities and times.
Dear Laytonsville Parade Participant,
The Laytonsville Parade Committee would like to thank you for agreeing to participate in the 2013 Laytonsville Community parade to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The parade will begin at 11:30 am. All parade participants should arrive between 10:30-11:00 am. Route 108 will be closed to traffic promptly at 11:30 am.
Enclosed for your information is a map detailing the parade line-up location, parade route, and available parking. The parade will begin at Rt. 108 and Sundown/Brink Road and continue to Maple Knoll Drive. Parking is available in the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church parking lot on the north side of town, and in the parking lot next to the Laytonsville Fire Department. Please note that exit from parking lots within the parade route will not be permitted while the road is closed. A Fun Run follows the parade and the road will remain closed until the Fun Run is over, which is approximately 1:00 pm.
Children who are walking in the parade will integrate in behind St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. Upon arrival all children should report to the check-in station located in the church parking lot. At check-in, you will be asked to go to your group’s designated area in the parking lot to await the start of the parade.
All other parade participants are to proceed down Sundown Road from the traffic light on Route 108 and enter 1st Street for check-in and line-up location.
We have a contest for the best units! A unit can be a float, a wagon, a decorated vehicle, a walking group, animal unit, etc. Judging will be done during the parade at the reviewing stand. There are 3 categories based on age – Best Kid’s Unit (age 10-), Best Youth Unit (age 10+), and Best Adult Unit. An additional prize for the Parade’s Best will be given to the group that best represents the parade’s theme, which is ‘Celebrating Spring’. Cash prizes will be awarded to each category and presented to the participant after the parade.
The parade will proceed rain or shine. We realize that some participants are unable to come in inclement weather. In the event that you are unable to participate on the day of the parade, please call 240-281-0987 to notify us. We look forward to a great day!
Charles D. Kearse, Parade Coordinator
2013 Laytonsville Parade Committee