$1,000 Prize for Best 4th of July Parade Entry

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In 2009, this float was built in a Palisades backyard.

This year, to add a little zing into the parade, PAPA in conjunction with American Legion Auxiliary POST 283 are announcing a $1,000 prize for the best local parade entry.

Auxiliary treasurer Nancy Niles said, “The 4th of July Parade is a highlight of the year for our community. Palisades American Legion Auxiliary Unit 283 is excited to donate a cash prize to a deserving service organization with an outstanding entry.”

Most Palisades service organizations/schools/nonprofits are eligible and invited to come up with a float or other interesting entry. To win, entrants must register with Pageantry Productions at PALISADES4th.COM by June 10. Simply march, pull, drive or crawl the entry through the parade and if judges deem it the best, your group will receive $1,000.

The American Legion Auxiliary came up with the idea after watching volunteers from the Palisades Woman’s Club and the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness work four long days in a concession stand to raise money for their causes. The prize money is not only to incentivize participation in the parade, but also to reward those service organizations who give back so much to the community.

Members of the Palisades High School Swim team assembled a float, using a suburban as the base.

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