For numerous years past, the same small group of volunteers has rallied the troops to make SRCC’s very popular parade and picnic happen. Their children who enjoyed the event while growing up are now grown, and these volunteers are tired. Numerous requests have been sent out for the past 3 years for new volunteer blood, but none has materialized. So, this year SRCC will not sponsor or in any way be associated with a July 4th celebration.
What this means to you is that there will be no official parade, no parade permit, no police escort, no event insurance in case someone is hurt, no park reservations; and no food, drink, vendors, shade structures, politicians or entertainment at the park.
I sincerely hope that all of you enjoy your July 4th, wherever you may be, and that the SRCC event is revived in the future. Even if it isn’t, though, so many enjoyed the event for so many years that the memory will live on for a long time. Thank all of you volunteers so very much for keeping the event going as long as you did. You deserve a big round of applause.
Sarah Campbell, President