Memorial Day Parade: Sponsors & Participants Wanted!

Sponsors Are Needed!

Private Donations Fund The Parade!

You’ve heard the expression that ”Freedom Isn’t Free” — well neither is the parade.  There are many expenses attached to the Memorial Day Parade each year, from public address systems to advertising to fees for bands.  (That’s right — the bands are not free.)

This event is funded entirely by private donations.  You’re donation to help us fund the event is necessary and appreciated no matter what the amount.  If our troops can give of themselves, surely you can find it in your heart and in your budget to show you support them.
Click here to obtain a sponsorship form: Parade Sponsorship Form

Parade Participants Wanted!

Will Your Business Be Represented?

Join us and March in the Parade!
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10:00am the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will honor our Purple Hearts with its 86th Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. This Metuchen tradition is one of the area’s longest established Memorial Day parades. The Chamber invites all members and non-members, civic groups, and businesses to participate in the parade as well as Veterans and Active Duty Personnel home on leave to join us in this important celebration. Registration for the parade can be done online by clicking the link below or you may call our office at (732) 548-2964. Veterans and Active Duty Personnel, please contact the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce by Friday, May 17, so that special arrangements can be made for their participation.

The parade begins at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. A brief ceremony will be held inside the Edgar Middle School gymnasium at the conclusion of the parade.

Your Business Needs More Exposure!
You can never have too much exposure for your business.  By participating in the Memorial Day Parade you are getting the name of your business out to the thousands of people that attend this event.
A simple entry in the parade showing your appreciation for our troops makes a strong statement to attendees that you support the veterans that have sacrificed and the troops currently serving to ensure our freedom.
To download a registration form to participate in the Memorial Day Parade click here:  Parade Participation Registration Form.

 

New Parade Route for this Year!

Temporary change due to construction at the Lake Ave. bridge

Memorial Parade NEW Route
Please note, due to the construction at the Lake Avenue bridge, our parade route will be changed this year.

 

► Start at Pearl St. Lot

► Proceed down New St.

► Turn right at Main St.

► Follow Main St through town

► Turn Right at Brunswick Ave.

► End at Edgar Middle School

 

Memorial Day Ceremony to take place inside Edgar Middle School Gymnasium (rear of building)

 

Participant
Staging Information:

 

►Assemble at Pearl Street Lot

►At END of parade: vehicles, floats, etc. proceed down Lake Ave. at end of parade to return to Pearl St. Lot.

If needed, additional parking available near end of route at:

1) Edgar Middle School Parking Lot

2) YMCA Metuchen Parking Lot (65 High St.)