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EDH Community Parade date set

By From page A8 | September 12, 2012

Town Center will host the first-ever El Dorado Hills Community Parade on Saturday, Oct. 6, between 11 a.m. and noon.

The recent Sky Mote procession demonstrated that the community will come together to honor a fallen soldier who attended its schools. Whether it will do so minus the tragedy is yet to be seen.

Michele Moore, who organizes the Niello Concours every year has decided to find out. She volunteered to organize the parade, which is free and open to the public. Civic clubs, neighborhood groups, local agencies, sports teams and children’s groups are all encouraged to come out and demonstrate their hometown pride.

The exact route isn’t final, but mark the date on your calendar now. Better still, join the parade.

To participate, visit the parade’s Facebook page and fill out the application.

KFBK morning newsman Ed Crane has signed on as master the ceremonies.

Hands4Hope — Youth Making a Difference volunteers are participating and have also volunteered to help Moore with the event logistics. In the parade they’ll provide a gruesome preview of their much-anticipated holiday haunted high school.

They are asking attendees to bring a new blanket or coat — new items only, please — for distribution during the Hands4Hope Winter Boutique, which provides warm clothing for homeless and needy families.

Moore faces a hellaciously busy weekend, as she and her husband Brian also host the Niello Concours at Serrano the following day, Oct. 7.

The upscale classic automobile affair, now in its ninth year, has spawned a non-profit foundation this year. The event will be held at the Serrano Visitors Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.7.

This year’s concours will celebrate 50 Years of the Shelby Cobra roadster, and also a restored Pierce Arrow that was once served as a chicken coup. The Pierce Arrow was the preferred automobile of Hollywood stars, corporate tycoons and international royalty for much of the early 20th century.

Parking at Serrano’s Village Green Park is tight, so a shuttle will be available from Oak Ridge High School.

At 11 a.m. the Horseless Carriage Club, the very old cars, roll in and park, just in time for a noon fashion show. The day includes cigar, cognac and cocktail lounge areas hosted by local luxury car dealers.

Many of the classic Concours cars will be in the parade on Saturday.

Asked why she undertook two potentially large events in one weekend, Moore said, “I just sort of jump in to things, and it seemed like a great way to get involved in the community. Plus it’s gonna’ be a lot of fun.”

Concourse tickets are $35 in advance, and can be purchased online at the concours web site, nielloconcoursatserrano.com, or from Big Brothers and Big Sisters, who will keep all proceeds from its ticket sales. Children 12 and younger are admitted free to the concours with a paid adult. Tickets are also available at the door for $45.

The parade is free. For more information contact Moore at [email protected] or (916) 635-2445.

Mike Roberts

Discussion | 3 comments

  • SusanSeptember 10, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Why must everything be held in Town Center? Do we not have public streets to parade down? Do we not have merchants in other locations that might enjoy having a crowd drawn to or close by their location? I know it takes a little more work and cooperation with the county to get permits but really......Town Center isn't really our town center it is just Mr. Mansour's shopping center. I think the Chamber of Commerce should start being pro-active with getting events like this spread about town. :)

  • You're Right!September 10, 2012 - 8:42 pm

    And who has a parade in October, anyway? What are we celebrating? 90% of EDH families will have soccer, football, or some other activity that day, anyway.

  • Involved CitizenSeptember 12, 2012 - 1:30 pm

    I admire the intiative and effort to organize a parade with other activites, for our community. I hope everyone can and will attend! However, some important facts and details regarding the turnout for Sgt. Mote are severly lacking. The paragraph in the article "The recent Sky Mote procession demonstrated that the community will come together to honor a fallen soldier who attended its schools. Whether it will do so minus the tragedy is yet to be seen." This leaves just a bit of a bad taste in my mouth for several reasons. Sky Mote fought for our counrty and defended our freedoms. He lost his life as a result. Most of us adore our military and are bereaved when we lose one of our brave men or women. Our military families need to see that they are supported and loved. This is the reason most came out. It's also important to note that many, many groups and individuals sent out emails to their lists regarding the route and each change in the route and kept their circle of influence informed. In addition to the many obvious concerned groups in attendance, I must point out that the GOP in our county, and several tea party groups, among other involved and caring groups, worked hard sending out numerous notifications. As a result of all of these groups stepping up and coming out, in addition to our wonderful community, we had residents from many other neighboring communities in attendance - many who drove quite some distance to show their honor and respect for Sky, standing side by side, to support Sgt. Mote and his family. I feel these details were important to share. We all had a common bond and a common purpose to come out that day.



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