On August 27th we regrettably posted that the Gilbert Days Parade would be canceled for the first time in its 3 decade history. However, increased funds in the form of parade sponsorships, and decreased costs allowed the long standing tradition to continue.
There are some major changes that participants and attendees of the parade should be aware of. To cut down on parade costs, the distance the parade travels has been cut in half. The parade will now start out on Guadalupe road and run to Hackmore Street. Because of the shorter distance money will be saved on police monitoring, road blocks and trash containers. Also paved school district lots will be used to stage parade participants instead of the dirt that was used previously. This will cut down on costly dust mitigation.
The Gilbert Town Council voted last night 7-0 to put the parade back on due to the new funding received by the parade committee. The next hurdle is getting word out that the parade is still on. So tell your friends and enter your business to be in the parade for only 250$ this Nov 14th!