Volunteers still needed for July 4 Children’s Parade

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 9:41am

A beloved Independence Day event that reflects the character and spirit of Wake Forest and draws hundreds of children and their families is in need of volunteers. After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the popular Children’s Parade returns on Sunday, July 4. The lineup will begin at 1 p.m. at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. The procession will get underway at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.

There, the afternoon festivities will continue at 2 p.m. with Art in the Park. Hosted by the Wake Forest Woman’s Club, the event will offer children of all ages the opportunity to create a variety of colorful arts and crafts projects inside the Community House.

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Children’s Parade and needed to help ensure the safety of the parade participants. Local civic groups and community organizations are especially encouraged to participate as are local students looking to earn community service hours.

Volunteer positions will require both standing and walking, all volunteers must be at least 14-years-old, and a volunteer training session will be offered prior to the event.

The Children’s Parade is sponsored by the Wake Forest Optimist Club. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Optimist Club Member and Children’s Parade Manager Dawn Nakash at [email protected].