LONG BEACH — The 66th annual Loyalty Days will happen on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. The theme of this year’s event is “Our Grand Old Flag.”

Saturday, April 30

KID’S PARADE in Ilwaco

11 a.m. - Entertainment, Parade Registration and Vendors

11:30 a.m. - Parade formation

Noon — Parade Starts

Blessing Of The Fleet

Ilwaco Boat Basin (Saturday Market)

Coast Guard Auxiliary Display 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ilwaco Boast Basin - 52 ft. Lifeboat Display Memorial Service includes FREE Scenic Boat Ride Boats leave dock at 1 p.m. escorted by Cape Disappointment Coast Guard Lifeboat Sponsored by the Ilwaco Charter Association

Oyster Feed — 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Long Beach Elks Club. Open to public Sponsored by Long Beach Elks BPOE #1937

Honor’s Banquet — Saturday, April 30, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. social hour, program starts at 6 p.m.; dinner at 6:20 p.m. Guest speaker — John Hamant as Ben Franklin. Call 642-4441 for space availability.

LOYALTY DAY Sunday, May 1

Cowboy Breakfast — 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Peninsula Saddle Grounds. Sponsored by Peninsula Saddle Club

Fire Truck Rides For Kids — 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ilwaco Fire Hall.

Light Lunch for Parade Participants — 10 a.m. to Noon ~ Long Beach Fire Hall

Judging Of Floats — 10 to 11:30 a.m. — Floats judged in line-up position

Parade Formation (Units to be in place) Noon at N. 7th St., Long Beach

Loyalty Day Program

Noon at 3rd S. Long Beach, Reviewing Stand with MC Jim Sayce

Bleacher seating available - Handicap Access

Guest Speaker is John Hamant as Ben Franklin.

Reviewing Officer - U.S. Coast Guard - LT Tom Condit

1 p.m. — Parade Starts

Trophies Awarded Veterans Field ~ 3rd & Oregon Ave. S., behind Police Station & Funland Naselle High School Marimba Band will perform from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Trophies awarded followed by performance.

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