To those who participated in the parade in some way shape or form, and dedicated and sacrificed your time to make the Fourth of July parade successful despite the extreme heat and the last minute phone calls, you have not been forgotten.
A very special and grateful thank you to Jesse Bryant for your dedication each year for the past five years, bringing a parade to our community so families and friends can enjoy an eventful Independence Day. Thank you, too, Jesse for always remembering S.O.S. (Support Our Servicemen and women). Thank you for taking charge. A huge thank you to all the participants. Thank you also for remembering the 19 fallen firefighters in the Yarnell Fire.
A special thank you to all the following:
Announcers Juanita and Tony Blevins/ River of Life Church, Independent Riders Legion Riders, Globe Mayor Terry Wheeler, Gila County Supervisor John Marcanti, Globe and Tri-City firefighters, Globe Fire Chief Al Gameros, Miami PD Officer Thomas Medina, Globe PD Officer Kalen Trimble, all City of Globe personnel, AZDOC Officer Dale Powell, State Rep. T.J. Shope, Councilman and Central Heights Baptist Deacon Lerry Alderman, Udon & Kim McSpadden of McSpadden Ford, Horne Motors, Pastor Jason Caruthers of Central Heights Baptist Church, Janet Lanphar of River of Life Church, LeeAnn Powers, Rural Air Heating and Cooling, Leon Garlinghouse, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Melvin DalMolin and the Gila County 4-H Teen Council, 2013 LaReina De Las Flores royalty, Kalienn Guerra-Medina - reigning Teen Miss Queen, Summer Youth Musical Theater Program, Cynthia Spadafore, Suzanne and David Lederman, Stoddard Family on bicycles, Gila County Republicans, Jim Sterkenburg, Vietnam vet Gilbert Renteria, Robert Tucker, Central Heights Baptist Church, River of Life Pentecostal Church of God, Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, Jason - sound system, KIKO Radio, KISS 101.9, Arizona Silver Belt, and Copper Country News
Most of all, thank you to all our servicemen and women around the world, military, law enforcement, and firefighters for your unselfish sacrifice for our freedom.
Also, thank you to the public for your support. Let's make each year bigger and better. See you next year!
P.S. My deepest apology if I missed any names or organizations.