news happy birthday america welcomes parade applications for 2023 festivities

Happy Birthday America welcomes parade applications for 2023 festivities

Applications are open for the 2023 4th of July Parade in Staunton.

Happy Birthday America, chartered in November 2017, is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that hosts the annual festivities in Gypsy Hill Park.

Applications are available online this year, but can also be printed out, completed and mailed to P.O. Box 1166, Staunton, VA 24402. Spots are limited to 150 entries, so applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Potential parade entries include antique vehicles, business/commercial, church, civic/organization/car club, dance/cheer/martial arts/sports, emergency vehicles, equestrian, marching bands, military, pageant, political, school, veteran, and groups/organizations interested in creating parade floats.

Information regarding 2023 event sponsorship and all HBA applications, including pageant, food concessions, non-food vendor, music and entertainer, and volunteer applications, can be found on the website.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.

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