Centralia ARES has been asked, once again, to participate in this year’s 4th of July Summerfest celebration and the downtown parade. The Summerfest celebration, held in Borst Park, is best described as a “community party”. Free pancake breakfast early followed by games, music and fun.
The ARES team provides a visible presence during the event, walking through the park answering questions, directing people to various game areas, helping with lost children or first aid needs. For this event, arrive at the park at 9am and dress for the weather. You will need your ARES vest and HT radio. Check in at the CPD van(s) near the lake where we do Field Day. We will be needed at the park until about noon.
We will have time for a break and some lunch then we will assist with the downtown July 4th parade. Communications will be set up near the post office. Again, dress for the weather and wear some sort of identification vest and you will need your HT. Please be in the area and check in by 3:30pm. Parade starts at 4:00pm. You will be assigned to a parade route location and we are asked to help keep everyone, especially the kids who lunge for candy, safe. For some reason, these parade days seem to be warm. Consider a hat and bring some water.
CVARS and Lewis County ARES hams are very welcome to participate. We can use your help and you get a very up close and personal view of the parade. We will be using either the K7CEM ARES repeater frequency ( 145.490, -600, pl 110.9) or our ARES simplex #1 frequency (146.540 simplex).