The Kingwood Civic Club recently announced that the 2021 Kingwood Civic Club Fourth of July Parade will not be held this year.
The City of Houston’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events has informed the Kingwood Civic Club that they are not issuing permits for parades until fall of 2021 at the earliest.
Kingwood Civic Club officer Cindy Higgins commented, “We want the community to understand that we plan on returning in 2022 with the Kingwood Civic Club Fourth of July Parade, if the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events resumes issuing parade permits.”
Higgins added, “We hope you will join us in 2022 to celebrate our very special Fourth of July parade. This event will really be a special time for the city, local families and all in attendance after the momentary hiatus sparked by COVID-19.”
Due to the amount of time and money involved in putting this event on, even if the Mayor’s Office of Special Events began approving parade permits prior to the fall and before the Fourth of July Parade date, there is no way the club can put this event on this year.
“We are a group of volunteers, and it takes a lot for us to pull this momentous occasion together. Even after a full year of planning, this favorite past-time takes countless hours of dedication on behalf of a large group of individuals,” Higgins continued. “We will be back in full force for 2022. Our conditional permit has been rolled over to 2022.”
Once the Mayor’s Office of Special Events approves permits for next year, the club will move forward with the 2022 parade, the hosting of the fishing rodeo and the bike rodeo in 2022 as well.
If all goes as planned, the Kingwood Civic Club will begin planning the 2022 parade in the next couple of months. They are also shifting their focus to the Kingwood Civic Club Holiday Yard Decorating Contest to be held in December. Past neighborhood or village contest winners from previous years are listed on the club site.
The Kingwood Civic Club is an organization of concerned residents, dedicated to serving the community and making Kingwood a desirable place to live and raise a family. Kingwood Civic Club is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization in need of assistance, especially for notable events.
For more information, details on how to volunteer for the club, or information concerning overall involvement with the Kingwood Civic Club, see kingwoodcivicclub.org or attend the next club meeting held at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.
The Kingwood Civic Club cordially invites the community to the next parade, with flags held high and raised spirits.