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Community invited to discuss future of 2014 Little Neck Douglaston Parade

Students from Francis Lewis High School salute the parade committee during a past Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.
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Organizers of the annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade have planned a meeting for Wednesday night to discuss the future of this year’s event.

The parade organization posted on its website earlier this week that community members are invited to gather at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Church of Little Neck to work out the details of the 87th annual parade.

The letter, addressed to the community, said the Little Neck-Douglaston Parade Organization, which has run the event for the last few years, is dissolving and will no longer produce the parade, but the parade organizers hope volunteers from around the area will step forward and help provide the financial and physical support needed to carry out the tradition this year.

The letter said the United War Veterans Council, which donated a portion of the parade funds last year, has already pledged financial support for this year’s parade, along with some other community donors.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 46-16 Little Neck Pkwy.

Reach reporter Kelsey Durham at 718-260-4573 or by e-mail at kdurham@cnglocal.com.

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Why` from Queens says:
Why did the organization dissolve - because half of the stores along the parade route are vacant and half of the existing stores have signs that are not in English? Do not blame them for not wanting to march in a third world country with garbage strewn in front of shuttered store fronts. Do not understand why some of the roach infested buildings are not condemned and knocked down to make parking lots which would increase the amount of potential shoppers. It is gross that illegals have bedded down above the stores, with my favorite doorway being the one that has a car mat in front in lieu of a welcome mat.
March 19, 2014, 10 am
Wow from Queens from Bayside says:
Sounds like a racist rant there.
March 19, 2014, 12:42 pm

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