It’s Easter this weekend and we are heading to the annual Rougemont Parade. The Rougemont Ruritan sponsors this event and this year it is on Saturday, 19 April 2014. District 6 posts have served as the veterans contingent and carried the parade colors for many years. Our posts are on their way to Rougemont and we ask that all posts participate.
Take a friend. Take your children and grandchildren. See small town America at its best.
VFW Posts members line up at 10 am and the parade starts at 11 am. The parade is one mile long and veterans are in front. You’ll get to see everything in the parade as you will be first to the end. Rougemont has a small festival with food, rides, smiles, kids, and families everywhere.
Arrive early and have fun with other veterans from Durham, Caswell, Person, and Orange Counties. Take your camera and capture the activities. This is the best event of Spring and starts off a steady succession of local parades where veterans are welcomed, honored, and saluted for their service to our Country. It’s a must do event.
You’ll see manure wagons, lots of tractors, horses, old tyme cars and cars of the 1960’s and 70’s. Kids travel in all kinds of equipment, floats, wagons, bikes, carts, and more. Beauty Queens, local dignitaries, Ronald McDonald and the McMobile, and local County Sheriffs on motorcycles will lead the parade with lights flashing and horns blasting.
Past District Commander B J Boak will have extra golf carts to carry veterans who can not walk the parade route. We need a few able bodied veterans to carry the post colors and national ensign.
A porta-pottie is on station at the assembly area.
Have questions? Need more details, e-mail B J Boak or call him on his cell phone at 919 698 5567 or at home at 919 732 1580. As B J says, “I hope ya’all can make it. (That’s Southern talk!)” To that, we can only add: “You can’t have fun unless you get out and about and play!”
Map to assembly area: