Sweet treats and good eats help raise funds for the West Cape May Christmas Parade
Nothing rings in the holiday season like the West Cape May Christmas Parade. Colored lights are strung up and down Broadway, neighbors and friends line the streets and congregate on porches, and the procession of decorated fire trucks, hand-made floats and musical and dance acts ensure that onlookers never grow bored. Plus, there’s usually a lot of candy flying through the air, and that keeps everyone happy.
This yearly event is organized by “Parade Lady” Charlotte Daily, whose efforts (along with help from many local volunteers) have made the parade possible for over 40 years. The event is not supported by tax dollars and relies on donations of time, talent and money from community members. Since last year the Borough of West Cape May has been assisting Mrs Daily and the parade volunteers by assisting with fundraising activities.
The final fundraiser will be held at the West Cape May Fire Company Hall from 4:30-7:30pm on November 20. Stop by the fire hall and enjoy a home-cooked roast pork dinner provided by the West Cape May Volunteer Fire Company. The menu includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, salad, dessert and a beverage. The $15 ticket can be purchased at the door, and supports the parade twice-over: your donation will help fund the parade, and your dinner is guaranteed to put some meat on your bones to fend off the winter weather come parade night.
With all these tasty seasonal events upcoming, there’s no excuse not to start your holiday early this year by attending the Fire Hall Dinner. If you’d like to donate your time or services to the parade, contact the Parade Lady at (609) 884-4748 to get involved.