JULY 17, 2013

Daisy Mountain Veterans seek support for parade

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ANTHEM – The 9th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans (DMV) Parade will be held on Saturday, November 9 in Anthem beginning at 10 a.m. DMV would like to pay special tribute to the many generous sponsors who supported them financially in 2012 during difficult economic times. Without their assistance, the parade might have been in danger of cancellation. Now, as they begin to prepare for this year’s event, it is once again time to solicit both sponsors and participants.

Last year the DMV parade drew almost 100 military, civic and historic units with more than 2,000 participants at a total cost of just $13,000. The donations they receive are used ONLY to pay parade expenses including advertising, insurance, permits, postage and printing, security and utilities. DMV firmly believe their parade is the best and most economical veterans’ event in the state of Arizona. The committee is composed entirely of uncompensated volunteers, which helps to maintain their costs at a modest level. However, $13,000 is a substantial sum for a small organization to manage, so they are dependent upon the community for support.

“Our parade is truly a remarkable event,” said Mary Ann Derryberry, event chair. “We try to do everything possible to recognize the veterans who have done so much for us. Please help us honor them by contributing or by taking part in the parade.”

To become a parade sponsor or to enroll your group for participation, kindly visit the DMV website at: www.Daisymtnvets.org and complete an on-line Sponsorship Form or a Parade Entry Form. There are many affordable, high-profile sponsorship packages available for businesses, non-profits, families or individuals. The deadline for sponsorship and participation applications is October 1, 2013.

This year’s parade promises to be the best yet as they honor our Korean War veterans. So be sure to join them in Anthem on November 9 for what is sure to be a wonderful patriotic event that has quickly become a great local tradition.