Parades and Beat Retreat
Grand Marshalls for the 2021 Parade
This year’s Grand Marshalls of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is the team of the North
Country Chamber of Commerce. This group of dedicated individuals has been helping the North Country
prosper since its creation in 1912, that’s over 100 years!
The North Country Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber, located in Plattsburgh, NY but serves
over 3,200 members in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties in New York
State and southern Quebec. It is the largest business and economic development alliance in northern
New York and one of the five largest chambers in the state.
Through the work of the Chamber’s Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, they work to keep history alive
and appreciated throughout the North Country. This includes yearly marketing strategies to showcase
the area’s rich history to visitors from around the Country and throughout Canada.
In 1914 they planned the Centennial Commemoration for the Battle of Plattsburgh and in 1916 they
assisted with plans to begin building the Macdonough Monument. They continue to assist in promoting
this important event today!
The Chamber also works in a variety of other areas’ including Small Business Support, Economic
Development (courting new businesses to the area and Economic growth), The Aerospace
Transportation Cluster, Government affairs, Health Insurance, NY-Quebec relations, and Industrial
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the North Country Chamber set out to be the leading resource of
information for the business community as they navigated mandates, researched grants and funding
available to area businesses, and helping our community run their business through the changing
landscape. They provided and continue to bring accurate and up to the minute information through the
“Today’s Dose” emails, webinars and more.
Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce team: Garry Douglas, Sue Matton, Kristy Kennedy, Joel Wood,
Lisa Bedard-Dupee, Sue Polhemus, Alyssa Senecal, Adriana Favreau, Raechell Conn, Stacey Bushey, Alyse
Buskey and Lynn Lecuyer.
Parade Rules & Details
• The parade committee reserves the right to include only appropriate groups.
• Make yourselves known! Please carry banners or signs identifying your group. The crowd loves floats.
• For the safety of our children, please do not throw or hand out candy or other items!
• Alcohol is not permitted in the parade or staging area.
• Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
• All vehicles and floats must conform to standard safety regulations.
• No dangerous acrobatic stunts or political campaigning of any kind.
• Parade groups with animals of any kind must provide people to perform immediate “pooper scooper” duties. This is to be fair to the groups following you.
• Entries may not stop the parade to perform.
To ensure safety and order, please respect and follow the guidance of the Parade Safety Crew.
Parade start time 1PM Parade Entrance: All entries with vehicles and floats must enter the parade route on Cumberland Ave by Georgia Pacific.
IMPORTANT: Please designate a “Group Leader” to represent your group and sign in at the registration tent near Wilcox Dock area.
If you are walking to the parade area from the south please sign in at the information table near the Elk’s Lodge.
It is important for us to know that you have arrived, especially since last-minute changes in the line-up are often necessary.
The second week of September, you will be sent via email, a list of further instructions.
Register as soon as possible, you greatly assist the committee in planning the most appropriate line-up.
Further instructions and rules will be online when you register.