Updated on July 1st: LVHS Military Science Teacher has shared the LVHS Color Guard will not be in this year’s parade.
County 10 announced last week that parade permits had been obtained for the 2020 Lander Pirate Parade. Details continue coming together as the days count down to the 4th.
Volunteers are still needed to help with parade logistics like road closures, and “adopt a block” clean-up. Organizers have a plan in place to make these tasks as easy as possible, but just need help to make sure this is a safe, fun event for all.
A few businesses and individuals have also volunteered to host candy booths on Main Street during the parade since it cannot be tossed into the crowd. It will be similar to the Main Street Trick-or-Treating that happens on Halloween in Lander, shared organizer Rachel Good. There will also be a “Freedom Trunk Dunk” in City Park following the parade around 12:00 pm when Eight Second Ride plans to take the stage. They plan to set-up in the shelter-area of the park. If you’d be interested in helping with the aspect of the event, you can contact Rachel directly by calling (307) 438-3736.
So far, thirty-five people have entered to have a float in the parade, Rachel shared. Organizers also wanted to clarify that trailers with people on them are allowed since it is an official parade.
The VFW is lined-up to lead the parade this year. Rachel also noted that they plan to have those on horseback be toward the front of the parade. You can still enter to be in the parade by reaching out to organizers through their Facebook page.
Stay tuned as more details are finalized.