It’s nearly time for the Fiesta Bowl Parade and I certainly appreciate everyone who has volunteered to meet at the Temple or elsewhere and carpool to the Fiesta Bowl Parade. Unfortunately for us, the Fiesta Bowl Parade Committee has seriously slashed the number of parking passes for El Zaribah this year, but I can tell you that this same committee is also trying their best to help El Zaribah while in the parade as well as trying to afford us more TV coverage. We were thrown a couple of other curves for the parade that we had to deal with but most of the Nobles have chosen to take a positive approach to our roadblocks as opposed to pulling out of the parade. We’ve learned a lot from these complications this year and I am quite sure the Divan will act on them for the following years in a positive manner.
The Divan and the Most Worshipful Grand Master, are doing their part to help and will meet at the Temple to carpool. We have a 12 passenger van and at this time have 5 seats available if you would like a ride. We will depart the Temple at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning for the parade. If you would like to ride with us, please contact me via my cell phone number below.
We’re looking at a low temperature of 48 degrees and a high temperature of 72 degrees on Saturday.
Don’t forget, at the end of the parade we will head back to El Zaribah for Sloppy Joe Sandwiches, Slaw, Beans, Chips and desserts. Your spouses are also welcome to join the Divan Ladies, who will open the Temple at 10:00 AM with hot chocolate, coffee and snacks. The parade begins at 11:00 am on ABC Channel 15.
Thank you again for supporting El Zaribah and the 2011 Fiesta Bowl Parade.
Tom Calvin, Potentate
El Zaribah Shriners