• Honor our heroes this Memorial Day

    We need your enthusiasm and excitement this Monday, May 30th for the Adams County GOP entry at the big Commerce City Memorial Day Parade. This is a perfect place to involve the entire family in a GOP activity.  It’s a great venue to showcase our GOP candidates and honor our nation’s military who have lost their lives in battle.

    It’s fun to watch a parade but much more exciting to be a part of it!!!


    The parade route is 1.5 miles long (it is the largest Memorial Day parade west of the Mississippi River).  If you can’t walk in it, there are plenty of vehicles you can ride in or on.

    We need volunteers for:

    • walking with us 


    • handing out American flags


    • passing out candidate literature to people along the parade route


    • wearing candidate T-shirts


    • wear patriotic clothing


    • need people to carry our candidate’s banner signs.


    • bring the little ones and pull them in a wagon
    • put your dog on a leash and march with us so you both get exercise and sunshine


    Remember to wear your comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hats and water bottles

    Bring/donate patriotic red, white, and blue garland, streamers, & stars to decorate the parade vehicles and wagons

    Bring/share pastries, donuts, breakfast burritos etc. There are port-a-pottys for bathroom breaks in the location where we’ll be staging and starting from.

    NEW THIS YEAR we are to park in the Commerce City Civic Center parking lot, 7887 E. 60th Parkway.

    Mike Stoffler (President of The Reagan Club) has graciously agreed to shuttle AdCo GOP parade goers from the Civic Center to our staging area.  7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Call Mike at (970)-222-7502 and he will pick you up in is 2012 silver Ford Explorer.

    The parade ends at King Soopers (4850 E. 62nd Ave, Commerce City, CO, 80022). We will get everyone back to the Civic Center, just ask for a ride or call Mike.

    *** There will be NO BBQ luncheon after the parade this year ***

    If you have any questions, call:

    Matt Dudley (720)-880-8423  or email him: dudleymb@yahoo.com

    or Gary Mikes (303)-475-0413.  His email is: gary@garymikes.com

    Let us celebrate and thank the many veterans who will be along the parade route.





    We are excited to have you join Commerce City for the 52nd annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30, 2016. With nearly 100 entries, this year’s event promises to be another great event that honors veterans who served our nation. You are entry number 241 and will stage on Olive Street South of 64th Ave. A map is attached for your reference.


    It is strongly encouraged that you carpool to your staging location. Non-parade vehicles should not be parked on the staging streets, if at all possible. You may park on a non-staging side street or at the Commerce City Civic Center parking lot, 7887 E. 60th Pkwy. and carpool to the staging area. Horse entries are being asked to park trailers in the same location as last year and will be escorted to the horse staging area at 9 a.m. Water will be provided in both the parking and staging locations.


    Parade Route

    After completing the parade, the preferred route back to the staging area is to proceed to the end of Parkway Drive, turn right into the far right lane of Hwy 85, which will immediately turn into State Highway 2. Proceed north in the far right hand lane of Highway 2 and turn right into the west gate of the Mile High Greyhound Park to holding/breakdown until the parade is over OR continue to work your way back to the staging area via 64th and the neighborhoods (see attached map).


    Here are some final instructions to ensure a great event. Please call Glenys Trost at 303-289-3728 or email gtrost@c3gov.com with additional questions.



    1. Have one person with your group check-in at the Blue Check-In Tent at the intersection of 64th Avenue and Olive as early as 7:30 a.m. and no later than 9 a.m. The staging coordinator will confirm your arrival. See you street captain for your entry number. The street captain will assist in ordering entries on your assigned street. Display the number on the banner of your entry for identification by the Master of Ceremony and judges located at the reviewing stand.


    1. All participants are required to theme their entries and decorate to meet the parade’s purpose, which is to honor veterans for their service to our country. The content and decoration of all units and participants must be appropriate for a family audience and in honor of our veterans.


    1. Parade entries must be no higher than 12’6” and no wider than 12’.


    1. No amplified advertising is allowed. Hand delivered advertising is acceptable.


    1. Due to the length of the parade, it is requested that car clubs travel the parade route side by side in two columns.


    1. Parade entrants shall not perform movements or drills that impede the movement of the parade for longer than one minute. Entrants must keep the parade moving and officers will inform entries if needed to advance.


    1. Nothing (including candy, water, gifts, etc.) may be thrown from any parade unit. If you wish to distribute candy, you may have people walking near the curbs to toss candy to the crowd.


    1. Parade entries are strongly encouraged to display a professional looking banner in front of their entry, proudly announcing the name and number of the entry for spectators and judges. We recommend the banner size be not less than 2’ tall x 6’ wide with clearly legible lettering recommended to be no less that 3” in height.


    1. Parade entries that advertise an individual (i.e. candidates for elections), organization, group or business are welcome in the parade. The advertising content of the entry; however, should not be most prominent element of the display or entry. Decorations appropriate for parade purpose must accompany all advertising related entries.


    1. Any animals that are a part of a parade entry must be well trained and can be safely controlled under parade conditions.


    1. Units with horses, dogs or other animals are asked to provide their own sanitation helpers to follow the unit and provide clean up along the route as well as in the staging area.


    1. Community judges will be awarding entries that represent the following “Best of” classifications: grand marshals’ choice, best of parade, most creative, most patriotic, and community spirit. Trophies are given for first place and ribbons are given for second through third place. Certificates are given to all participants in the seven parade registration/entry categories. Award winners will be posted on the city website, with trophy winners being invited to attend June 6, 2016 meeting of city council to receive their awards.


    Thank you again for joining us to honor veterans and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.








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