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.