Parade Volunteer Training will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the American Legion (400 Cameron Street, Alexandria 22314). Please enter through the Club Room on the lower level at the far west end of the building.
Below is the agenda for the training held on February 12, 2012. Training materials for 2012 are available to view via the "Attachments" link at the bottom of this page:
a. The Celebration of Washington’s Birthday in Alexandria.
b. The City-sponsored Committee.
c. We are all here to help people have the most possible fun.
a. Second year on the "New Route" and Assembly Area
i. 132 Units—3,352 Participants—50,000 spectators.
b. Chief Parade Marshals:
i. Chief Marshal— Robert Garbacz
ii. Parade Route—Sharon Sobel
iii. Volunteer Coordination—Tom Shaw
iv. Dignitary Coordination—Donna James and Volunteer Alexandria
c. Police Special Operations & Parade Security.
i. Sgt. Joseph Seskey, Special Operations, Alexandria Police Dept.
i. Karen & Richard Bunn, Alexandria Radio Club
e. Reviewing Stand & Post-parade Reception
i. Paul Moffett
f. Parade Information Area (Gibbon & S. Royal Streets).
i. Participant Information—Danny Smith
ii. Public Information—Sharon Sobel
a. Police & EMS are close by.
b. Radio personnel can communicate directly with EMS.
c. Anticipate and prevent. Pay attention, observe!
d. Think about how to handle an emergency now!
a. Hot Line: (703) 829-6640 (call in case of cancellation, etc.)
b. The Web: http://www.washingtonbirthdayparade.net—the best source
c. The Parade Director: (703) 549-7662 or (703) 408-4483 at any time.