The countdown is on!
The Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the theme for 2020:
“Chatham Celebrates Women –
In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote”
The idea for this year’s theme was submitted by Juliet Bernstein, a legendary Chatham citizen who has made significant contributions to the community through her activism, volunteerism, and leadership. With a backdrop of this year’s 100th anniversary of the passage of our Constitution’s 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting women’s right to vote, it’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women, both in Chatham and throughout our country.
Parade participants will use the theme for inspiration to design their entries. Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of downtown Chatham for this year’s Independence Day Parade on Saturday, the Fourth of July.
Prize categories for float entries will be announced by the end of February and the entry form will be available in early March. At that time you can go to the committee’s webpage, chathamparade.com, to register online or download the form. Nominations for Parade Grand Marshal will be accepted during the month of May and the decision will be announced in June.
It’s hard to believe that the parade is a little over five months away. By announcing the theme now, we hope prospective entrants will have plenty of time to design their entries. We look forward to yet another year of clever, imaginative, and all-around fun floats.