Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Seeking Volunteers

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Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade Seeking Volunteers

The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is looking for volunteers. The annual event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, in Silver Spring, needs volunteers, aged 13 and older, to dress up in costume, to serve as unit leaders and to be inflatable and balloon handlers.

The hours for volunteers are from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (volunteers need to be present the entire six hours). Volunteers meet on parade day at the Silver Spring Civic Building at One Veterans Place at Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street.

Extra safety and sanitation measures will be taken to keep parade volunteers safe. All parade participants are required to wear a mask indoors and out. There will be distanced sign-in spaces for volunteers outdoors on the plaza. The lineup itself is outside or in an open-air parking garage. Hand sanitization stations will be located at volunteer check-in, Veterans Plaza, each section of the parade line-up and at all portable restrooms.

Learn more about being a parade volunteer at


This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

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Comments (15)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Roy - community events such as the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade need community involvement.  It definitely takes a village to make things like this "happen".  Overnight success stories are not a part of this or any similar event.  Good luck to the organizers as they seek volunteers.  

Oct 26, 2021 04:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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Oct 26, 2021 04:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Bet they get a lot of younger volunteers to wear those costumes. Enjoy your day.

Oct 26, 2021 04:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... hopefully lots of people will step up and volunteer to help out with the Montgomery Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Oct 26, 2021 04:48 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks like a fun parade and I hope that there will be plenty of volunteers for it to be a fun event for all this year.

Oct 26, 2021 05:11 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Roy - that is certainly good news.  It will be good to have the parades back.

Oct 26, 2021 05:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Oct 26, 2021 05:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The Thanksgiving parade must be fun, and I would think that volunteers would enjoy dressing up in costumes and helping out.  A

Oct 26, 2021 07:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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Oct 26, 2021 08:06 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Roy! Volunteering at an event can be a great thing. I love seeing the thrill on children's faces

Oct 26, 2021 08:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm glad Montgomery County is going to have this delightful event, Roy.  It should provide a sense of normalcy.

Oct 27, 2021 08:08 AM