Parade in Monte Vista
Families, Farms & Friends
Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th, 2017, at 10:00 AM.
How to Enter
Parade Entry Form: Find it here
Sand Dunes Shrine Club - A Favorite in the Parade
For those who have been attending the Ski Hi Stampede parade for years or even those who have just been fans for a little while, one of the most memorable entrants is the Sand Dunes Shrine Club, as well as Shriners from throughout this part of the state. It looks like fun, but there is a greater purpose. The Shrine’s charitable arm is the Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 hospitals in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It was originally formed to treat young victims of polio, but as that disease was controlled, they broadened their scope. They now deal with orthopedic care, burn treatment, cleft lip and palate care, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. All treatment offered at Shriners’ Hospitals for Children is offered without any financial obligation to patients and their families, and there is no requirement for religion, race, or relationship to a Shriner. Patients must be under the age of 18 and treatable. In 2008, Shriners Hospitals had a total budget of $826 million. In 2007, they approved 39,454 new patient applications and attended to the needs of 125,125 patients.