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Burbank on Parade Wants You to Help

Dear Burbank Community,

The Burbank on Parade Committee is in need of your support. The City Council will be discussing next year’s budget and deciding what to cut from the Parks and Recreation budget during next week’s council meeting.

In a letter received by the Parade Committee, it was stated that the City Council is considering eliminating the $10,900 it allotted for the 2013 parade. If this decision is made, it will cast an additional burden on the Parade Committee. The chances are great that if the Parade Committee does not receive the $10,900, which it needs to supply Burbank Police security during the parade, the committee will not be able to raise funds to offset this cost and the parade will be cancelled.

The Parade Committee struggled to meet the cost of the city-imposed barricades which totaled approximately $17,000, an additional expense that was a hardship for a nonprofit organization to raise.

That is why we look to you for support. We need members of the community — residents who love to attend the parade and those who appear in the parade, from organizations like Boy Scouts, YMCA members, Girl Scouts and businesses — to come to the City Council meeting on Tuesday night and voice the need to keep the parade alive. If you can’t make it to the meeting, please email City Council members to continue supporting the parade by allotting funds through the city budget.

Carey Briggs
Burbank on Parade President

NEW VIDEO: Burbank On Parade

Burbank On Parade was held on April 14, 2012 down Olive Ave from Keystone to Lomita. The annual parade features local civic leaders and groups who come out every year. Deborah Dodge is once again on mike to bring you some interviews of people on the route and Elizabeth M. Johnson brings you all the action from her camera. Once again, the editing of Cipriano Taylor is outstanding on this BurbankNBeyond production.


If you would like to see our photo gallery by Ross A. Benson, here is a direct link http://burbanknbeyond.com/?p=9512

Everybody Loves A Parade

With only a couple of weeks left, the Burbank On Parade's Creative force of Keith Kaminski, Wayne Poirier, and Eric Anderson starting to design and create what this years first entry will look like. The crew is busy painting and preparing candles, parade theme entry float and those huge BURBANK letters. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

The premiere event of Burbank’s year-long momentous centennial celebration, Burbank on Parade is proud to announce 100 year-old Burbank residents, Genevieve Cowden Sultenfuss and Otto W. Jensen as Grand Marshal’s of this year’s parade! Ms. Sultenfuss graduated Burbank High School in 1928 and Mr. Jensen is a professional actor and photographer!

The parade will kick with the Centennial Birthday Cake Float which will broadcast, “Happy Birthday Burbank” a song written in honor of the occasion. The cake float is a creation of Burbank’s Keith Kaminski Design and is being constructed as a joint effort between the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association and the Burbank on Parade Committee. In keeping with the birthday theme, spectators along the parade route will be given festive party hats, compliments of Shafer Electric.

Mark your calendar as you’re invited, Saturday, April 9 at 11:00 am to Burbank’s 100th Birthday Bash on Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita.
For more information go to burbankonparade.com or call the BOP Hotline at (818) 736-7972.