Grab your bicycles, wagons, golf carts, sneakers, whatever your mode of transport, and meet your friends in Lafayette Park between 6 and 6:30 pm on Sunday, July 3rd.
Franklin’s Promise Coalition will provide streamers and decorations for everyone to decorate. Placards will be available for participants to display the name of their honored veteran.
For the 18th annual parade, the community will honor Sgt 1st Class (U.S. Army Retired) James “Jimmy” Elliott as the Parade Grand Marshall. Elliott served our nation proudly for 24 years before returning home to Apalachicola. During his enlistment, he served as an Infantry Pathfinder in Vietnam, Public Relations NCO in Desert Storm, and Infantry Platoon Sergeant in the Iraq Invasion.
Now retired and living in Apalachicola, Elliott served on the City Council for over 30 years and is one of a few elected officials with that long standing length of service. He has always been an advocate for veterans, families, and the City’s youth. Elliott volunteered as a little league coach for 26 years, focused on Little League Girls Softball and Little League Baseball.
A proud father of 3 and grandfather of 8, he is loved and adored. A man of integrity, Elliott has always stepped up for our community. He remains ready to serve our nation without hesitation, protecting each of us and our freedoms.
If you want to watch the parade, the procession will travel down Avenue B, proceed down Water Street and finish at Riverfront Park in the middle of the festivities.
The parade is organized by Franklin’s Promise Coalition and the Crew of the Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast. Any Questions, Contact Joe Taylor, Franklin’s Promise Coalition, 850-323-0176.