|The 2009 parade|
The parade runs along Columbia Pike, starting at the Annandale United Methodist Church parking lot near the Gallows Road intersection at 10 a.m. You can expect marching bands from local high schools, community organizations, and because it’s an election year, lots of candidates. The Kena Shriners are usually on hand with their tiny cars, and last year, the Bolivians marched in the parade with some amazing costumes. Spectators often wear wear Halloween costumes.
There are also forms on the chamber’s website for sponsorship opportunities, food venders, exhibitors, and musical or other entertainment providers. Volunteers are needed, too.
This year’s parade will salute the senior citizens of Annandale, and Irv Denton will serve as the grand marshal. Denton has been “a very longstanding and active member of the chamber and the Annandale Beautification Committee, as well as a huge supporter of the parade,” says Vicki Burman, executive director of the Annandale Chamber of Commerce.