Third Annual Patriotic Car Parade Draws Decorated Vehicles, Food, Music and More to Support Kline Veterans Fund.
It was a beautiful day of celebration and support when Skye Canyon hosted its third annual Patriotic Car Parade during Memorial Day Weekend. More than 30 decorated cars and hundreds of families were on hand to celebrate and honor those who died while serving in the US military. This year’s event again supported Kline Veteran’s Fund, one of the community’s longtime charity partners.
An opportunity for families to get creative and decorate their vehicle in stars and stripes, streamers, balloons, homemade signs and more, the Memorial Day Patriotic Car Parade saw an impressive array of vehicles including classic cars, new cars, sports cars, trucks, motorcycles and even the family van, each decorated in red, white, and blue.
Under clear and sunny skies at Skye Canyon Park, Skye Canyon residents happily gathered to spend time together outdoors while showing off their patriotic and community pride. A $10 donation secured a spot in the neighborhood parade with all vehicle parade registration fees being donated to Kline Veterans Fund so they can continue their impactful work providing financial assistance and other support to homeless, at-risk, and indigent veterans and their families in Southern Nevada. In all, more than $X was raised. As part of the ongoing Skye Serves program, Olympia Companies donated an additional $2,000 for a $X total donation.
The day began with the UNLV Air Force ROTC Honor Guard presenting the colors and then a rousing rendition of the national anthem was performed by Nicki Preston, an impressive vocalist and executive with hospice for veterans.
Introduced in 2020 as part of the community’s ongoing Thrive at Skye program, the parade was led by a 40-foot flatbed float featuring flag-waving representatives from Kline Veterans Fund. In all, there were classic cars, new cars, family cars, motorcycles and more each slowly making their way on a three-mile route throughout the Skye Canyon neighborhoods while families assembled outside to wave and cheer as they drove past. Participants in the parade received a special commemorative Skye Canyon event pin to add to their growing collection.
Following the parade, a number of families spent time at the park and enjoyed music, inflatable games, food trucks including popular Kona Ice, giveaways and more.
“This is a great event for families and neighbors to come together outdoors in celebration,” said Skye Canyon Events Coordinator, Brittany Kincaid. “Even better, it’s all in support of Kline Veteran Fund. Skye Canyon is proud to support The Kline Fund in their ongoing mission to improve the lives of hundreds of local veteran households in crisis each year.”