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We The People 4th of July Celebration Committee
PO Box 532 Boise, Idaho 83701


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information contact:
We The People 4th of July Celebration Committee
Jacob Barrett, Spokesperson

Boise’s Annual Liberty Day Parade Threatened By Rising Costs

Boise, Idaho (May 19, 2016) – Boise’s annual 4th of July parade celebration faces serious financial hurdles as costs of staging and coordinating the parade have risen sharply. The parade has rolled through the streets of downtown Boise for many years, giving young and old alike a chance to remember and celebrate our country’s independence. For the last twenty years, the celebration committee has led a valiant all-volunteer effort to provide the parade to the people of Boise. The celebration committee has never received funding from the City of Boise or any other government. All funds for the parade have come from private donors and nominal entry fees for parade participants.

Through frugal direction, the celebration committee had built a small surplus of funds, but that disappeared when new permit requirements increased traffic control costs nearly 20 times. “We thought we had a good model going, but the drastic rise in costs forced us to question the viability of the parade celebration. No one wants to cancel the parade for even one year, but we need to secure its long-term future as well,” says committee spokesperson Jacob Barrett.

To stage the parade in 2016, the committee must raise nearly $4000 dollars. “The Committee has committed to the parade for 2016, but we need the generous help of any in our community who would like to see this tradition continue,” Barrett says. “We think this is something everyone in Boise can rally to support.”

Anyone who would like to support the parade can send do so thorough the website GoFundMe or send donations to
We The People 4th of July Celebration Committee
PO Box 532 Boise, Idaho 83701

The parade is scheduled for Monday, July 4 at 11am. For more information on how to support the parade or be involved call the Committee at 208-850-7911 or 208-890-0881.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Welcome!

This site is where you will find all information about participating in the 2016 4th of July Parade in Boise.

Here is a quick guide to places you may want to visit on our site.

To submit your entry to the parade, click here!
To volunteer for the parade, click here!
And, if you need to drop us a line, click here!
We look forward to having you join us in celebrating our nation's independence.

The parade is scheduled for Monday, July 4th at 11:00 am.

You have two options to pay for your entry fee. You may mail the check to: We the People, P.O. Box 532, Boise, ID 83701. Or, you may email the appropriate entry fee plus a $3.00 service charge to: boiseparade@gmail.com  

-- We the People July 4th Parade Committee