Nicole called the meeting to order at 9 am and led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Sign in sheet was passed around, with members and guests making introductions around the room. Those in attendance as follows: 

Kohl Holmes – George’s Pharmacy

Wayne Leslie – (extra)ordinary citizen

Art Little – DC Commissioner & Bright Lions

Tamara Taylor – The Beacon

Tonya Wolfe- Preferred Rate Mortgage

Bebe Kinnett – Absolute Web Marketing

Jessie Sanders – First Financial and BABA social media intern!

Jay Knowles – Keller Williams Real Estate

Amy Fryman – Friendship State Bank

Joe Laugle – Guest

Maxine Laugle – Maxscenes Lighting and Interior & Guest

Jody Blasdel – Grand Marshall 2022 Bright Community Parade

Nicole Wuestefeld – BABA Pres., Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home

Dr. Mark Munchel – BABA Memebership, Optimum Chiropractic

Terry Hahn – BABA Sec., Huesman-Schmid Insurance 


The Flyer for the Parade has been prepared and copies available for review. Nicole gave a brief summary of “how we got here” in assisting the tradition of the 30 year Parade event. We are working with the pros on this — Dale, Jody and Art – as to how to best assist.

* Sheriff’s Dept. is pleased with the earlier start-time. They are prepared to address road closures and traffic before and during the Parade. First Financial did have some concerns over the timing of the closure on State Line, as Saturday is a very busy business day for their branch. Some discussion regarding temporary office closure and staff participation during the event. They will discuss options. (note: Dale is putting up “road closure” signage the Sunday PRIOR to the Parade to alert local traffic).

* Tamara has advised the Eagle 99.3FM to update their online story regarding the cancellation of the Bright Festival this year. They had not included an update that the Parade would continue.

* Parade route and potential changes were discussed. Decision was made to keep route the same – From Bright Christian Church to the firehouse. 

* Participant transportation following Parade end back to the church was discussed. Determined that it will be better to allow participants to ride with “volunteers” or have a vehicle waiting at the firehouse as opposed to BABA providing the shuttle service. Good point made by Dale as to the liability in providing the transport.

* Parade order was discussed with the Sheriff, Boy Scouts, Bright Fire & EMS, and the Grand Marshall leading the way. 

* We discussed “day-of” materials that will be needed (garbage bags, tape, etc) and the need for clean up volunteers back at the church lot following the event.

* BABA members will be delivering event flyers to local businesses and discussing the new event time.

* We are receiving sponsorship $$$ toward the event, and a banner will be ordered to recognize these sponsors specifically. 

* We’ll need to coordinate with St Theresa’s as they have a wiffle ball tourney and grill out scheduled for this date as well. 


* Stage set up

* Trash bag placement on poles

* Church lot greeting and direction in lining parade up (Dale will direct this with BABA “shadowing” OTJ training!

* Runners needed close to stage getting entrant’s info cards, and one volunteer to arrange the cards for announcer as Parade comes through. 

* Small group needed to direct the entries OUT of the way once they’ve reached the firehouse. Art will help direct this.

Next meeting is July 8th  – 9am at the Lions Club. I’d like to thank the group who came to At The Barn Winery for our evening social and cheered for the guitarist! 

Motion to adjourn. 


Terry Hahn, Secretary