GREAT idea! I'm in for a parade presence; this will go a long way toward improving image with local merchants, LEO's, and maybe even get some casinos to loosen up. The trash pickups are quite useful (and fun) but this annual event raises it to another level.
We and other local groups could walk or ride on a float (truck, buckboard, whatever could be arranged). We could each carry promo signs, and wave Gadsden and American flags. With a year to plan, we ought to come up with some catchy signs ... favorite quotes, spiffy sayings (anti-Gillespie?).
I love the white hat idea, which is great for tying into the parade theme. It's like roses in the Rose Parade. For starters, I'll commit to ordering a dozen white T-shirts with the OC logo, and at least a few flags.
How do you think the NRA would feel about sponsoring a group effort each year? Something like they'd coordinate and front a float, with appropriate credits banners. Whoever gets to be in charge should give 'em a call first thing?
So, who's jazzed enough to volunteer as ramrod for the parade project? I'm up for assisting, but I'm new to Nevada (see my join date) and think it would be better to have a lead person with more invested in the traditions and who maybe knows people who count. Volunteer(s) please raise your banana :celebrate.
Edit: probably have to just wear empty holsters, although we'd of course try hard to get approval to carry properly.