OB Town Council Needs You to Volunteer for the 34th Ocean Beach Holiday Parade

by on November 14, 2013 · 8 comments

in Culture, History, Life Events, Ocean Beach, Organizing

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From the OB Town Council

The Ocean Beach Town Council (OBTC) is seeking the help of 100 responsible persons who would like to volunteer and help ensure that the 34th Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade is a successful and wonderful event for our community.

The Holiday Parade occurs on Saturday, December 7, 2013, and it cannot occur without the dedicated support of our volunteers.

Please CLICK HERE to sign up to Volunteer!


  •    The Parade starts at 5:05 pm (OB Time). All participating volunteers will need to report in to the Ocean Beach Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave, Ocean Beach, at 2:00pm sharp on Saturday, December 7th and check in with the OBTC Volunteer Coordinators.
  •  Each volunteer will be given an official 2013 Ocean Beach Christmas Festival T-Shirt.
  •   If you have any questions please email us at parade@obtowncouncil.org.

We need to receive your Volunteer Application by December 1st so we can order your official 2013 Ocean Beach Christmas Festival T-Shirt.

 Here are descriptions of our parade volunteer positions:

  •    Announcers greet parade attendees and announce descriptions of each parade entrant (10 needed)
  •  Block Captains are in charge of staging parade entrants in their correct order (6 needed)
  •  Staging Assistants help the Block Captains with staging parade entrants (24 needed)
  •  Security/Crowd Control Volunteers assist with ensuring the event is peaceful and reporting any incidents to our hired team of security professionals (9 are needed)
  •  Traffic Barricade Guards are stationed in pairs at various traffic barricades before the parade starts to ensure that vehicles do not enter the parade staging route until SDPD Traffic Control units arrive at approximately 4:30pm (16 are needed)
  •  Clean Up Crewmembers provide integral assistance after the parade to pick up debris and recycling and ensure that our streets and community are clean (this is an ideal position for an environmentalist) (25 are needed)
  • Extras are flexible persons that can be assigned to any task.

Again – we can’t put on the parade without your help. Please forward this email to your friends and sign up today to be a VOLUNTEER with the 34th Annual Ocean Beach Holiday Parade.

OB xmas parade occupy no pole

OB Ragsters in parade with “Occupy North Pole” banner. 2011, KPBS

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie November 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

Thank you Joe Ewing for the use of your photo.


Joe Ewing November 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

You’re welcome Frank, any time I can help just let me know.


Frank Gormlie November 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Thanks Joe, I though it would be okay for this great cause.


Gretchen Kinney Newsom November 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

Volunteering at the Parade is a wonderful way to help out our community while having a great time! I hope to see a ton of fellow OB Rag Readers at the Parade! Happy Holidays!
~Gretchen Kinney Newsom
President, OB Town Council


Anthony Palmiotto November 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice the OB Christmas Parade needs you! So plan on attending this awesome annual event and perhaps even spreading some holiday cheer by Volunteering at it. And remember you can never score to many brownie points with Santa.

Anthony Palmiotto
Community Relations – OB Town Council


Jody Thompson November 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Happy Holidays! We would love to have lots of fabulous volunteers for the OB Holiday parade!! The more the merrier! It’s a great way to help out in the community and meet new people.
-Jody Thompson
-Membership/OB Town Council


Jon November 15, 2013 at 10:22 am

My favorite event of the whole year!! I will be volunteering. Hope to see and meet lots of OB Ragsters out there with us!!


Gretchen Kinney Newsom November 28, 2013 at 8:08 am

UPDATE: We have filled all positions for Announcers and Block Captains. We still need more volunteers for the positions of Staging Assistants, Traffic Barricade Guards, and Security/Crowd Control Volunteers! Please sign up to volunteer today! http://obtowncouncil.org/ob-for-the-holidays/volunteers/


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