DAY'S PARADE 2014
The 21st Annual
Freedom Days Parade was held on a wonderful Saturday morning,
June 28th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. The parade drawn
a huge crowd, from Coast Highway in Wisconsin Avenue to
Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall) in Oceanside, CA.
The association, over the years, takes an active participation
in this parade to promote the Filipinos' presence in the
community. This is the climax of the June 7th Annual Filipino
Cultural Day where participants of Mrs. Fil-Am, Little Miss,
Junior Miss Pageant, Cultural Fashion Show and Cultural
Dance Groups are viewed by the public once again.
The FACO volunteers
are usually at the meeting point as early as 8 AM to decorate
the floats and arrange their formation.
The parade started usually in front of the 101 Cafe (Coast
Highway at Wisconsin Avenue) at 10:00 a.m. and worked its
way north with the first unit of the parade reaching City
Hall around 10:45 a.m. Running time from beginning to end
was about two hours. FACO parade started with the banner
of the association held by members wearing Philippine attire
as some participants walked, especially the cultural fashion
models to showcase Philippine colorful costumes; while the
beauty pageant winners rode their nicely decorated floats.
To the delight of the audiecne, Philippine folk dances were
performed by the Youth Development Program (YDP) members.