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Napa Sunrise Rotary Announces 4th of July Grand Marshal

April 23, 2016

(Napa, CA.) April 23, 2016 — Napa Sunrise Rotary wants to thank the citizens of Napa – you suggested over 70 great, amazing and stellar people for Grand Marshall. YOU spoke and we listened. Many suggested a float to honor a group of people – and that is what we are doing again this year, you might remember that in 2015 we honored First Responders.

We are pleased to announce this year’s Grand Marshall is “Community Projects of Napa”. Napa is blessed beyond measure by this amazing organization. They go, give, serve and do for Napa every day – they are volunteers that exhibit compassion and kindness.

In line with the heart of Community Projects, our Theme for this year’s parade is:

America Serves by Giving – When you decorate your float, think of Red, White & Blue, Stars & Stripes – but also think of how you give. Boys Scouts give. Kiwanis give. Operation with Love from Home gives. PGE gives. Military gives and so many more. Present your best rendition of your giving heart for Napa on this 4th of July and show us how you make Napa a better place for all of us.

About Community Projects:

•   $11 million+ given back to Napa since 1941, blessing countless Napa needs.
•   A non-profit volunteer Organization
•   Raises money through sales in its Thrift Shop at 715 Franklin Street.
•   Created in 1941, originally sewed “Bundles for Britain” for the British War Relief.
•   The current location was purchased in 1956.
•   It is a unique organization and today is a standard of honor in the Napa Community.

Thank you Community Projects for all you do for our community and for the many organizations you have blessed with your generosity & charity of giving.

About Rotary:

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Sunrise Rotary saw the vision and need for a Napa 4th of July Parade, they created this parade and have funded and operated it since 2009.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

Rotary membership provides the opportunity to: Become connected to your community. Work with others in addressing community needs. Interact with other professionals in your community; assist with RI’s international humanitarian service efforts. Establish contacts with an international network of professionals. Develop leadership skills. Involve family in promoting service efforts.

Submit any comments about Community Projects or the Sunrise Rotary 4th of July Parade to Chair Doris Gentry at doris@dorisgentry.com.



Marching Band Practices – Sunrise Rotary 4th of July Parade

(Napa, CA.) April 23, 2016 — – The Napa Fourth of July Parade is coming and this year’s theme is “America Serves by Giving!”. How best to incorporate that theme than to join the Citywide Marching Band?

YES, this year you can be a part of an organized band.

Come One & All – 4th Of July Marching Band Forming

The Napa Sunrise Rotary 4th of July Parade Organizers are honored to announce that an All City Marching Band has formed. They have over 40 members so far getting ready to march and play!

The brain-child of Napa Nic Sanza to honor former Napa High band director Bill Crane. “By the time we march down the street we will be 60 strong, or more!” Said an enthusiastic Sanza.

Practices will be held from 7-8.15pm at NHS Band Room on Kennedy Way next to the pool on these dates:

May 5th
May 26th
June 2nd
June 16th

Music will be handed out at each practice.

The songs are:

Western (Napa High Fight Song)
Grand Old Flag
Anchors Away- for Mr. Crane who was in the Navy in WWll.

Any band question please contact:
Napanic25@ aol.com (Napa Nick Sanza)

Thank you Napa for making the Sunrise Rotary 4th of July Parade a smashing success. If you have parade questions, contact organizer Doris@dorisgentry.com