On the morning of Monday, May 29, hundreds of residents will head up to the stretch of Throckmorton Avenue on front of Old Mill School to line up for the annual Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade. When they do, they will encounter an oasis of hot coffee, donuts, cold bottles of water and soda

From 8:30-10:30a.m., volunteers from the Community Church of Mill Valley will host their fifth annual impromptu snack stand for parade participants.

“We consider it an act of mercy as well as a fundraiser!” organizers say.
The hardy citizens who march in the parade— representatives of civic organizations, private schools, sports teams, fitness groups, realty offices and politicos — line up early and wait for an hour or two until the parade fully assembles and actually gets rolling at 11 a.m. These folks all arrive with energy and high spirits but quickly succumb to hunger and boredom. 
“Having experienced this ourselves in 2012 when CCMV members participated in the parade, we decided it was our civic duty to provide sustenance to these early risers,” says organizers. “Our peaceful patio is directly across from the starting point of the parade so it’s a natural spot for re-fueling. We invite folks to stop by for our hot coffee and doughnuts, cold bottles of water and soda.”


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