City of South Lake Tahoe moves forward with Fourth of July parade
The City of South Lake Tahoe will host a Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4, in honor of local American Legion Post 795. The Legion will also serve as the parade marshals. The parade will begin at the “Y” and will proceed east on Highway 50, turn right onto Al Tahoe Boulevard and end at Bijou Community Park. It will begin promptly at 10 a.m.
Local businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the parade celebrating the Fourth of July. The city encourages parade participants to build floats representing their businesses/organizations. A parade participant application and more information on the parade is online at http://www.cityofslt.us/4thofjulyparade.
A GoFundMe account has additionally been established to raise funds for the local American Legion Post 795 at http://www.gofundme.com/LegionPost795.
According to a news release, American Legion Post 795 is in dire need of updating and is a small post of 94 members. Post 795 is one of three posts in California that owns its own building and land. They are currently in need of new carpet, a new kitchen, a new roof, chimney repair and remodeling.
City council instructed staff to move forward on creating an Independence Day parade in early March. Past July 4 parades honoring the Legion were organized by city councilwoman JoAnn Conner through her business, Golden Bear Events, as a fundraiser.