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  Get Your Kicks at the Richmond Silly Parade April 2
March 17, 2011

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Come march or cheer for the 5th Annual Richmond Silly Parade

Calling All Richmond!

It’s coming, the new, improved, “5th Annual Richmond Silly Parade,” Saturday, April 2, from 10:30 to 11:17 at the corner of 23rd and Macdonald Ave. in downtown Richmond, California.

Come march with us, or line the sidewalk and enjoy out loud.

Building on the success of the city’s Cinco de Mayo,  Juneteenth, and Home Front festival events, the Richmond Silly Parade welcomes all Richmond neighbors and neighborhoods to parade down the street.

Originally conceived as a take-off on marching parades, the Richmond Silly Parade has transformed itself into a celebration of our city’s imagination, verve, diversity, pride and purpose.

Last year’s marchers, lead by La Raza Unida Car Club, included the Senior Citizen Dry-Water Swim Team, Purple Hula Hoopers, Rosie the Riveters, Boy Scouts, pets in costume, pet owners in costume, umbrella gymnasts, soccer players, saxophone players, La Rondalla del Sagrado Corazón, Mother Earth, and Denzel Washington.

This year, for the “5th Annual”, we’re hoping for giant puppets, gospel groups, a baby brigade, kids in Halloween costumes, stilt walkers, floats, the Electric Elephant, more giant puppets, and people just like you along with your friends, domino club, union brothers and sisters, support group, etc. 

Remember everyone can participate.  For inspiration, check out “The “4th Annual Richmond Silly Parade” video on YouTube.  Also, parade photographs are posted at “fletcher oakes silly parade”.  Or google the “Doo Dah” parade of Pasadena.

For information, more ideas, and registration, email richmondsillyparade@gmail.com or telephone Michael at 235-5519 (not after 10:30 p.m.). Please forward this press release to all your Facebook, Twitter and email friends. Remember, if you can’t march with us on the day after April Fools, bring the folks, come, watch, and shout huzzah, olé, and “Yeah Richmond!”

Michael Beer