The Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony returns this Sunday (Nov. 7) with the procession down Main Street in Pleasanton starting at 1 p.m. in front of the Veterans Memorial Building followed by a post-parade ceremony at 2 p.m.
The annual parade, which is traditionally held one weekend before Veterans Day to allow local veterans to attend ceremonies elsewhere in the Tri-Valley or Bay Area on the actual holiday, will this year be dedicated to Pleasanton Military Families. Group founder Chris Miller, president Kim Beatty and past-president Patrice Frizzell will serve as parade grand marshals.
More than 50 entries are expected to be featured in this year's parade, including many military vehicles, the Foothill High School marching band, Scout troops, equestrian teams and a 47-foot speed boat called "Patriotic Duty" (on a trailer). The parade will be held rain or shine.
The 2 p.m. ceremony outside of the veterans hall will include an ice cream social and performance of patriotic music by the Pleasanton Community Concert Band under the direction of Bob Williams.
Interim city manager
Pleasanton officials announced Wednesday that assistant city manager Brian Dolan is expected to be appointed as interim city manager, pending council contract approval, to lead the city during the transition period after longtime City Manager Nelson Fialho retires on Nov. 30.
The move follows news that the council has selected Avery Associates as the executive search firm to oversee the recruitment process to find Fialho's permanent successor. City officials expect that process will take four to six months, with the goal of bringing an employment agreement forward with the top candidate by early 2022.
How to recycle
Pleasanton city officials are hosting "Recycling and Composting | A Waste Sorting Workshop" next week as part of its Community Education Series.
Focusing on climate change policy impacting the Pleasanton community, the workshop will include high school intern speakers from the Go Green Initiative who will help "teach proper waste sorting and how to address waste management using home recycling and composting bins," officials said.
The workshop, which will be free and held virtually, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 9). Register only at pleasantonfun.com, with course code No. 4369.
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