With our economic downturn, parents are struggling to provide food and shelter for their children. Therefore, celebrating anything and purchasing school supplies may not be the highest priority for them at this time. So, the time to try to assist them is NOW. I pray that this year’s parade will be followed by continual improvements in the parade from year to year. And hopefully, we can serve our community by removing some of their concerns through getting the students excited about going to school and providing them with school supplies. With the community organizations, churches, businesses, social groups, school groups, etc., we can make this happen.