Daisy Mountain Veterans Seek Support for Parade
The 9th Annual Daisy Mountain Veterans (DMV) Parade will be held November 9 in Anthem beginning at 10 a.m. We would like to pay special tribute to the many generous sponsors who supported us financially in 2012 during difficult economic times. Without their assistance, the parade might have been in danger of cancellation. Now, as we begin to prepare for this year’s event, it is once again time to solicit both sponsors and participants.
Last year the 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 we receive are used only to pay parade expenses including advertising, insurance, permits, postage and printing, security and utilities. We firmly believe that our 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 our costs at a modest level. However, $13,000 is a substantial sum for a small organization such as ours to manage, so we 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.”
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 we honor our Korean War veterans. Be sure to join us in Anthem November 9 for what is sure to be a wonderful patriotic event that has quickly become a great local tradition.