A few readers have written in with questions about how to participate in the Spirit of Beacon Day Parade and street celebration. The parade is always on the last Sunday in September, which this year is September 29, 2019, and runs from Wolcott/Pohill Park at the beginning of Main Street (near Bank Square) all the way to Tioranda Avenu (just past the Howland Cultural Center). Participants in the parade usually include the Beacon City Schools, non-profits, businesses, and others.
After the parade, people return to the middle of Main Street to enjoy the tables set up by different groups to come together with the community. If you are thinking of marching/rolling in the parade, or if you want a table, here are some guidelines from the Spirit of Beacon Day Committee, as posted on their new website:
Who Can Register For A Table At The Event?
Local Non Profits, community groups, schools, churches and Main Street businesses. Space is limited : the non profit groups get registered first, (since this has been the tradition), and additional spaces will be available to Main Street businesses.
How To Register For A Table
1) Local Non Profits, community groups, schools and churches register first, during July / August . If you would like to register your community organization, contact email@example.com
2) Any additional spaces available after August are offered to Main Street businesses on a first come first served basis. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Marches In The Parade?
Local schools, churches, not for profit organizations, veterans, community groups, local businesses, Beacon’s City Council and First Responders.
How To Participate In The Parade As A Marcher
A registration letter is sent out in July and will be also available online. Contact : email@example.com