JOIN US! – Come join Phil and fellow campaign supporters at the 44th annual Palisades Fourth of July parade on Sunday.  It’s DC’s answer to Norman Rockwell – a real old-fashioned neighborhood parade.

WHO’S COMING?  Phil Mendelson’s supporters, neighborhood children on decorated bicycles, the Washington Scottish Bagpipe Band, Andean musical groups, the D.C. Different Drummers Marching Band, the D.C. Fire Department Engine Company 29, the United Horseman’s Association, clowns, vintage cars, all the candidates and — anybody who’s anybody.  

THERE’S A FREE PICNIC – BRING THE KIDS!  After the Parade, there will be a free picnic at Palisades Recreation Center with hot dogs, juice and fresh fruits.  There will be clowns, a spray area, horseback rides, and two moon bounces.  It’s a terrific time.

WHERE TO MEET — Phil and company will have a vintage red convertible decked out for the Fourth of July.  We’ll be flying the flag, greeting the crowds and handing out stickers along the route.  And we’ll meet at 11:30 just south of the corner of Whitehaven Parkway and Mac Arthur Boulevard, N.W.   

RESERVE YOUR MENDELSON T-SHIRT- Call Barbara Helmick at (202) 462-6702. So, put on your shorts and sneakers and grab a camera.  Lots of Kodak moments just waiting to be captured.  Next to the fireworks, the Palisades Parade is the best show in town!  

TO VOLUNTEER, DONATE OR GET A YARD SIGN the easiest way to do that is go to our website:  And don’t forget to “Friend Phil” on our new Facebook page: Phil Mendelson For Council on Facebook.

 For more information about Phil’s campaign: or call us at  202-604-5033