SANTA’S DRILL TEAM
UPCOMNG APPEARANCES:

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
THURSDAY JULY 4 TH  10:00 AM

SAFETY HARBOR FLORIDA

The 2019 parade we will celebrate our NINTH year of participation in this patriotic parade in this very patriotic, typical small town America. Thousands attend this parade each year. We hope many of you will attend and join us after the parade at the:

PATRIOTIC CEREMONY
JOHN WILSON PARK AND GAZEBO

4 TH AND MAIN ST, SAFETY HARBOR

HOSTED BY THE SANTA CLAUS DRILL TEAM AND AMERICAN LEGION POST 238

Come join us immediately after the parade, free snow cones, cookies, juice and water. Entertainment by Mid-life Crisis Band. The Santa Claus Drill Team will present several patriotic short programs. Speakers include the Mayor with the City’s proclamation, American Legion Post #238 along with the American Legion State Commander and other State officers. Parade and Ceremony usually conclude by 12:30 pm.

ATRIA WINDSOR WOODS
13707 DALLAS DRIVE
HUDSON, FL 34467
THURSDAY, JULY 25TH 2:00 PM

Santas Drill Team will entertain the residents (including over 40 Veterans) with a patriotic show to include the Salute to the Armed Forces, Pledge of Allegiance, The Story of the Star Spangled Banner (War of 1812), The story of our Flag, Old Glory and perhaps a couple of others. 
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION
9500 Bay Pines Blvd, Bay Pines, FL 33744. 
Tuesday, July 23rd 1:00 PM
 
Santas Drill Team will entertain the approximately 200 employees (65-70% are Veterans) of the St. Petersburg office of Veterans Affairs on the Bay Pines Campus. This is a special day of service awards and “spirit day”. In addition to the employees in attendance, they stream the video to their outbased offices (Orlando/West Palm/Jacksonville), possibly as many as 500 additional employees could be watching online. Santas Drill Team will present a patriotic show to include the Salute to the Armed Forces, Pledge of Allegiance, The Story of the Star Spangled Banner, The story of our Flag, Old Glory and perhaps a couple of others.
WARRIOR WALK LAKELAND
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
8:00 AM  CEREMONY
FOLLOWED BY WARRIOR WALK AROUND LAKE HOLLINGSWORTH
Santa’s Drill Team has been invited back in 2019 to participate in this TEN YEAR tradition of honoring those who serve and those who have served. Stop by our display tent for a gift or two, a cookie or two and/or photo with a team member or two if you like. Santas Drill Team will present their adaptation of Red Skeleton’s “Words to the Pledge of Allegiance” as a part of the opening Ceremony. Drill Team members will also participate in the traditional “Walk” around Lake Hollingsworth. Come join us and help honor our service members. 
HONOR FLIGHT AT HOME #13
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH 2-4:00 PM
SUNCOAST HOSPICE
 5771 ROOSEVELT BLVD, CLEARWATER, FL
 
The Honor Flight @ Home Program is for our Veterans who have reached a stage in their life that flying to Washington D.C. is no longer an option. This program is designed to replicate a Veterans Honor Flight to Washington with photos and videos to simulate the trip. One of the  highlights is always the “Welcome Home” mini-parade we stage for the Veterans. Come join us
in honoring these noble warriors who have served us. 
SUPERHERO BOWLING TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH 11:30 AM
TEN PIN LANES 1453 PASADENA AVE SO
ST PETERSBURG, FL
 
Santas Drill Team will field a 5-person team to compete in this FUN event hosted by superhero Alan Landers as a fund-raiser for Honor Flight WCF. Come out and support, single bowlers $25, or field a team of 5 bowlers for a $125 donation. Lots of FUN silent auctions going on too. 
HONOR FLIGHT WCF VETERANS FLIGHT ORIENTATION
MISSION 39
SATURDAY, September 7th, 2:00-4:00 PM
SUNCOAST HOSPICE, CLEARWATER FL
 
Santas Drill Team will present our Salute to the Armed Forces to the 75 Veterans attending the pre-flight orientation for their trip to Washington DC. 75 Guardians will also participate in the pre-flight orientation as each Veteran has a personal Guardian assigned for the trip. Honor Flight  transports America’s Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.  Priority is given to WWII Veterans, along with those other Veterans who may be terminally ill. Our NO COST mission continues as we fly our Korean, Vietnam and all Veterans on future missions. Departure for this one day trip to Washington, D.C. is from the St. Pete – Clearwater International Airport (PIE).
HONOR FLIGHT WCF WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION
MISSION  39
TUESDAY September 10th 7:30 PM
ST PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER AIRPORT
 
The public is welcome to join all the Honor Flight volunteers as we  create a patriotic Welcome Home, creating a corridor of flag waving supporters as our Veterans return from Washington. Shortly before their plane lands, the Veterans have been treated to a surprise Mail-Call, now when they step off that plane they are surprised with a huge Welcome Home parade. Come join us in welcoming home these warriors and show your patriotism.
ONE COMMUNITY NOW STAND DOWN
FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH
PASCO COUNTY 
They were there when we needed them . . . We Must be there now that they need us.
 
Santas’s Drill Team has been invited back in 2019 to present our patriotic show to these at-risk Veterans who gather together this weekend.  Organizations will be available to provide direct services (including medical, dental, spiritual) to ensure Veterans are getting benefits they are entitled to and provide referrals for those struggling with mental health, unemployment, homelessness and addiction issues. Donations/Sponsorships https://onecommunitynow.com/events/
HONOR FLIGHT WCF VETERANS FLIGHT ORIENTATION
MISSION 40
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2:00-4:00 PM
SUNCOAST HOSPICE, CLEARWATER FL
Santas Drill Team will miss this event as we will be in Pasco County for the annual Stand-Down for Homeless Veterans.
HONOR FLIGHT WCF WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION
TUESDAY OCTOBER 22nd 7:30 PM
ST PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER AIRPORT
The public is welcome to join all the Honor Flight volunteers as we  create a patriotic Welcome Home, creating a corridor of flag waving supporters as our Veterans return from Washington. Shortly before their plane lands, the Veterans have been treated to a surprise Mail-Call, now when they step off that plane they are surprised with a huge Welcome Home parade. Come join us in welcoming these warriors home and show your patriotism.

SANTA’S DRILL TEAM
RECENT PAST APPEARANCES:

SANTAS FAMILY REUNION
GATLINBURG TENNESSEE
March 13th-18TH

 Santas Drill Team will perform in a quasi-military formation, our unique“Salute to the Armed Forces” followed by out adaptation of Red Skelton’s Explanation to the Words of the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening ceremony of the event, expected to be attended by 400 Santas and Mrs Claus.

Santas Drill Team will again appear on stage as the Honor Guard for the Santa Claus Oath during a performance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first public unveiling of the historic document.

Santas Drill Team will also entertain the attendees during the Talent show with Candy Cane Drills and a surprise appearance by Special Operations SLEIGH TEAM SIX The Santa Claus Drill Team is expected to be the leading unit in the parade on Saturday.

 VALSPAR GOLF TOURNAMENT
INNSBROOK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

TARPON SPINGS, FL MARCH 21ST-24TH

 Members of Santa’s Drill Team will be helping HONOR FLIGHT WCF by manning a Beverage Booth to Increase public awareness and as a fund raiser.

 STAND DOWN FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
BAY PINES VA
SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH

 We have been invited by Drill Team member Harry Provan to attend the Stand Down as Volunteers. More information to follow. Plan to set up one of our tent thank all the veterans for their service, pass out Stars, wristbands, photos, goodwill.

HONOR FLIGHT WCF VETERANS FLIGHT ORIENTATION
MISSION 37

SATURDAY, MAY 4th,  2:00-4:00 PM
SUNCOAST HOSPICE, CLEARWATER FL

Santas Drill Team will present our Salute to the Armed Forces to the 80 Veterans attending the pre-flight orientation for their trip to Washington DC. 80 Guardians will also participate in the pre-flight orientation as each Veteran has a personal Guardian assigned for the trip. Each of the Veterans flight to Washington  will be 100% paid for by WCF Honor Flight.

HONOR FLIGHT WCF WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION
TUESDAY MAY 7TH 8:00 PM
ST PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER AIRPORT

The public is welcome to join all the Honor Flight volunteers as we  create a patriotic Welcome Home, creating a corridor of flag waving supporters as our Veterans return from Washington. Shortly before their plane lands, the Veterans have been treated to a surprise Mail-Call, now when they step off that plane they are surprised with a huge Welcome Home parade. Come show and share your patriotism.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
MONDAY, MAY 27TH  10:00 AM
DOWNTOWN SANFORD FLORIDA

 Santas Drill Team is extremely proud to march in this “Day of Remembrance” parade. Attended by tens of thousands this parade is one of the very few and one of the very best in the State of Florida. Following the parade come and watch the Remembrance Ceremony in the local Veterans Park.

 D-DAY COMMEMORATION
THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH

MACDILL AFB, TAMPA

While we are not at this point planning any performance, we are invited to attend through HONOR FLIGHT WCF. More information will follow.

CHRISTMAS PERFORMERS WORKSHOP
QUALITY INN TARPON SPRINGS FLORIDA

JUNE 8TH AND 9TH    

This Christmas Performers Workshop is open to everyone and is expected to be another top-notch Workshops hosted by Santas Drill Team. The workshop is a fund raiser for the Santa Claus Drill Team, Please contact us to reserve your seat.

 HONOR FLIGHT WCF VETERANS FLIGHT ORIENTATION
MISSION 38

SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2:00-4:00 PM
SUNCOAST HOSPICE, CLEARWATER FL

Santas Drill Team will present our Salute to the Armed Forces to the 80 Veterans attending the pre-flight orientation for their trip to Washington DC. 80 Guardians will also participate in the pre-flight orientation as each Veteran has a personal Guardian assigned for the trip. Each of the Veterans flight to Washington  will be 100% paid for by WCF Honor Flight.

HONOR FLIGHT WCF WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION
TUESDAY JUNE 11 TH 8:00 PM

ST PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER AIRPORT

The public is welcome to join all the Honor Flight volunteers as we  create a patriotic Welcome Home, creating a corridor of flag waving supporters as our Veterans return from Washington. Shortly before their plane lands, the Veterans have been treated to a surprise Mail-Call, now when they step off that plane they are surprised with a huge Welcome Home parade. Come show and  share your patriotism.