Pride Lodge seeks entries to annual Organization Day parade

Mass Destruction-The Brick Squad out of Baltimore performs in front of the reviewing stand during the Elks Pride Lodge 2015 parade. Entries are now being solicited for this year's event set for Sunday, April 17.

Mass Destruction-The Brick Squad out of Baltimore performs in front of the reviewing stand during the Elks Pride Lodge 2015 parade. Entries are now being solicited for this year’s event set for Sunday, April 17.

CRISFIELD — Organizers of the annual Elks Organization Day parade are looking for community and civic groups to register as participants. There is no entry fee.

 

Hosted by the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World Crisfield Pride Lodge 194, and the Light of Crisfield Temple 86, it will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17. Line-up starts 1 p.m. by the former Whittington Primary School (South Somerset and Asbury avenues) and the parade heads down West Main Street and turns at Fourth Street, ending past the reviewing stand in front of the lodge.

 

“Our parade continues to be a highlight of our community and of our legacy, and we would not want you to miss it,” states Teina M. Veney in her letter of invitation.

To register submit the name of the organization, contact person’s information, type of entry (no dirt bikes) and whether there will be music (recorded or live). Please include a brief history about the group and any information you would like read from the reviewing stand.

 

“We are looking for musical units, floats, drill and cheer teams, equestrian units, clowns, classic cars, military units, civic groups, cub/boy/girl scout troops, and any other appropriate parade entities to participate. School groups, social clubs/organizations and floats are encouraged and welcome,” Ms. Veney added.

 

Return the information to the Crisfield Elks Annual Organization Parade Committee, P.O. Box 283, Crisfield, Md. 21817 or email Veneyt20@gmail.com. This is the Pride Lodge’s 101st year.

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