I am pleased to announce that Aleppo Shriners will participate in the Memorial Day Parade in Wilmington, Massachusetts on Monday, May 27, 2019.
Aleppo Officers and Uniformed Units are invited to the Shriners Auditorium for coffee and donuts, which will be provided at 8:00 AM. by the Stewards under the direction of Chief Steward John Maihos. At 9:00 AM parading Nobles will board buses and depart promptly at 9:15 AM for the parade assembly area at the Market Basket, Main Street (Route 38), Wilmington. (GPS Ref. 240 Main Street). Assembly will be in the Market Basket parking lot. Trucks and other parade equipment should be careful to keep driveway areas clear.
Assembly will be at 9:30 AM with step off at 10:00 AM. The parade route will be along Main Street (Route 38) turning left on Church Street (Route 62) to the end at Wildwood Street. Buses and trucks will load on Church Street BEFORE Wildwood Street or on Wildwood Street. NO PARADE VEHICLES OR BUSES will proceed beyond the intersection of Church and Wildwood Streets. All other parade equipment will proceed along Wildwood Street then turn LEFT on to Woburn Street then RIGHT on to Concord Street to the Auditorium. Buses transporting Nobles back to the Auditorium will park at the end point of the parade. Aleppo trucks with murals will participate in the parade.
Following the parade Aleppo personnel will be transported back to the Auditorium for a “beery” good collation to be held in the Harvey J. Waugh Fez Room. Please return the coupon below NO LATER than May 24, 2019. Your response is important in order that an appropriate number of buses may be chartered and a sufficient quantity of food for the collation be prepared. Dress for the parade is as follow:
Divan & Ceremonial Masters: 2019 Blue Shirt, black pants, jewel and Fez.
Past Potentates: Shrine Casual with jewel and Fez
Appointed Officers: 2019 Blue shirt or white shirt, black pants, and Fez
Uniform Units: Parade uniform
I urge all Nobles to participate in this parade to maintain our close relationship with the Town of Wilmington and show our appreciation for the Town’s generosity over the years.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Robert E. Havener