Fred Surber, gardener extraordinaire, has been chosen to be the grand marshal at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair Parade on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m., in downtown Quincy. Photo submitted

Plumas-Sierra County Fair Parade has a grand marshal

It’s summer time, and we all know what that means! It’s time for the 74th annual Plumas-Sierra County Fair Parade, coming up Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m., in downtown Quincy.

Kicking off this year’s parade will be Grand Marshal … Fred Surber, gardener extraordinaire! You’ll be reading more about Fred in an upcoming edition of the newspaper and why he is the perfect choice for this year’s grand marshal.

This year’s parade is shaping up to be better than ever, but there’s just one thing missing. YOU! This is a wonderful opportunity to build memories with friends, family or neighbors! The theme this year is “Show what you grow, share what you know,” and the Quincy Chamber of Commerce would love to see what that means to you! Entry forms can be found online at www.quincychamber.com/plumas-sierra-county-fair-parade , at Plumas Bank or at The Toy Store in Quincy.

New this year, the Chamber has partnered with the Plumas-Sierra County Fair in an effort to help promote and encourage participation in the annual County Fair Parade. For the first time, the Chamber is offering a “Parade Grant” to families and organizations throughout Plumas and Sierra counties.

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The Parade Grant is intended to help cover the cost of materials and supplies up to $150. Preference will be given to float entries; however, other types of entries may be considered. Funding is limited, so it’s important to get your application in as soon as possible. The application deadline is Aug. 1.

In order to qualify, the idea must be fun, showy and coordinate with this year’s fair theme.

Want to participate, but low on ideas? There are several resources for fantastic parade entry ideas such as the library, Google or Pinterest.

The Parade Grant is not available to commercial entries. Parade Grant applications can be found online at www.quincychamber.com/plumas-sierra-county-fair-parade or by stopping by Plumas Bank or contacting the Quincy Chamber of Commerce.

Also new this year is the VIP Experience. What exactly IS a VIP Experience? Imagine watching the parade from a lovely, shady spot seated at a table with a comfortable chair, exclusive parking close by, a raised viewpoint of the parade itself, with a hosted continental breakfast, a special performance in front of the VIP viewing area and within earshot of an emcee. In addition, you will receive a week’s pass to the Fair! The VIP Experience is limited to 20 people, so call today to reserve a space or two. Passes are only $60 per person, or a table of four for only $200. All proceeds will be used to make the fair parade the best ever!

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Call the Quincy Chamber of Commerce today at 394-0541 or email [email protected]