Donations needed to help fund annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade
by DAVE SCHWAB
Published - 10/22/15 - 06:05 AM | 4196 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pacific Beach’s business improvement district has set up a GoFundMe page to help encourage people to more easily donate online in an effort to raise $18,000 needed to stage the annual Pacific Beach Holiday Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 12 starting at 1 p.m.

“We will be doing Christmas on Crystal Pier the weekend before on Dec. 5,” noted Ann Condon, speaking on behalf of Discover PB.

A fundraiser for the holiday parade event was held Oct. 17 at Woodstock’s Pizza at 1221 Garnet Ave., which hosted live music, a raffle and prizes from 7 to 9 p.m. Woodstock’s donated 25 percent of that day’s proceeds to the Dec. 12 holiday event, the theme for which this year is “A Beachin’ Holiday.”

Discover PB business improvement district is suggesting $20 in donations to assist with parade/judging costs for the event. Checks should be made payable to: Discover Pacific Beach, and be mailed to Discover PB, 1503 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA, 92109. Email or scan all signed and completed entry forms or questions to ann@pacificbeach.org.

Pacific Beach Holiday Parade festivities begin at 1 p.m. with a spirited procession of colorful floats, classic cars and the vibrant sounds of the Pacific Beach Middle and Mission Bay High school bands marching west down six blocks of Garnet Avenue from Haines to Cass streets. Spectators are encouraged to line the streets before the parade begins to get the best vantage point of the lively event, then stick around to enjoy the many amenities the beachside community has to offer.

The Pacific Beach Holiday Parade was first established in 1977. Despite the community’s fondness for the annual holiday parade, the longstanding Pacific Beach tradition has experienced a couple of setbacks over the years, such as its cancellation in 2009, revival in 2010 and cancellation again in 2011 because of a lack of funding.

For more information, visit www.pacificbeach.org, call (858) 273-3303 or email ann@pacificbeach.org.

Donate to PB parade

- To donate at GoFundMe, go to www.gofundme.com/PBHolidayparade.

- Checks should be made payable to: Discover Pacific Beach and be mailed to Discover PB, 1503 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA, 92109.

- For more information, visit www.pacificbeach.org, call (858) 273-3303 or email ann@pacificbeach.org.

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