Over 40 positive responses have been received from parade entrants so far. These include several marching groups, musical groups, horses and horse-drawn carriages, motorcycles, antique vehicles, modern vehicles as well as fire and EMS vehicles, and of course veterans riding on floats. Veterans can ride in their own vehicle but, if they wish to ride on a float, it would be good to contact Roxanna Avants at512-627-0584 or email@example.com or Bruce Huguelet at 833-5211 or firstname.lastname@example.org in order to make sure that there will be room on the float. Also contact them if you wish to become part of the parade in another way. The parade will form in the Blanco High School parking lot after 8:30am and step off promptly at 10am.
Immediately after the parade there will be a chuck wagon chili, beans, tamale and cornbread lunch for $6 in Bindseil Park next to City Hall in Blanco. American Legion Memorial Highway Post 352 will benefit from the proceeds. Auxiliary Unit 352 will be serving assorted cobbler individual deserts for $1.
The parade Grand Marshal will be Army Corporal Joshua Stein, soon to be of Spring Branch. Accompanying Cpl Stein will be his wife Nicole and their three little girls. Cpl Stein was driving a Bradley fighting vehicle on patrol in Taji, Iraq, when an IED severely wounded him; he woke up a month later at BAMC.
The volunteer organization Homes for Our Troops is building a home for Cpl Stein in a subdivision off Spring Branch Road. Check out homesforourtroops.org for more information about Cpl Stein and physical, professional and financial ways that you can help this building project.