By RACHAEL LONG / Photos submitted by Glenn Allison
Members of the Brentwood Morning Rotary club have been hard at work this week creating a one-of-a-kind parade float for Saturday’s A Golden Gallop Parade.
Rotarian Glenn Allison said the float has some special features, including a specially-created playlist featuring “some of the top hits in Brentwood over the last 50 years,” a solar-powered sound system and a special Brentwood landmark.
“The Brentwood Morning Rotary is honored to be part of the City of Brentwood’s 50th Anniversary parade,” Allison said. “We hope our parade float will help raise visibility of our organization in the community and encourage others to get involved.”
For more 20 years, Allison said members of the Brentwood Morning Rotary have lived out the Rotarian saying, “service above self” to improve the quality of life in the local community. Examples, Allison says, include community service with organizations such as the United Way and Salvation Army, donation of thousands of books and volunteer hours to support K-12 education, and support for first responders such as Brentwood Police and Fire, and others.
Allison said prospective members are welcome to join the club at City Café every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.
The parade theme is “Show us what’s golden about Brentwood,” and organizers have encouraged parade participants to dress in their “golden best.”
The Morning Rotary Float is in no short supply of gold, with a fringed, sparkling border that wraps all the way around the float.
Community Relations Director Deanna Lambert said, in addition to more than 100 participants, the parade festivities will begin with special performances in front of Brentwood City Hall by the Lipscomb Elementary school dance team, the Hot Shot Jump ropers, Natalie Pratt and the BHS Choral performers. The performances will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, after roads are closed.
Other parade details like VIP entrance, parking, school meet ups and more were released last week by the City of Brentwood and can be found here.