The Tinseltown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, presented by The Resource Center, will feature the Cummins Inc. “Every Employee Every Community” (EEEC) volunteer program as the Grand Marshal for 2015. The parade Grand Marshal is an honor given to an individual or group dedicated to making the community a better place. Cummins Inc. has donated thousands of staff hours in the past year to help nonprofits throughout the county. The Grand Marshal will be escorted in the parade by Elite Kreations Auto Detailing on Friday, December 4, beginning at 6:30 pm.
“The employees of Cummins Inc. have done so much for our community through this volunteer program, especially in downtown Jamestown. It is only appropriate that they be honored for those efforts at one of the largest downtown events we host,” said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., marketing and events associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.
EEEC promotes employee engagement by ensuring that every Cummins Inc. employee has the opportunity to volunteer four (4) hours per calendar year on company time to serve and improve their community in projects that are aligned with at least one of the global priority areas: Education, Social Justice/Equality of Opportunity, or Environment. The program encourages each Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant employee to use their talents to help make the community a better place in which to live and work. The EEEC program aligns with Cummins’ Core Value of “serving and improving” communities.
“Employee engagement projects serve as a way to strengthen Cummins’ existing partnerships in the community or to develop new partnerships with nonprofit and non-governmental organizations that are making a positive impact in the area,” said Angela Peck, Community Involvement Leader for Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant. Some of the EEEC community partners and projects include: Chautauqua Lake shoreline clean-up, St. Susan Center food service, Habitat for Humanity, Hands On Jamestown city-wide clean-up, Washington Middle School eMentoring Program, Adopt-a-School Program at Jamestown High School, Dream It Do It STEM Wars, and many more.
A group of Cummins Inc. employees, including the plant manager, will be leading the parade into town alongside Elite Kreations, this year’s Official Transportation of the Grand Marshal. This is Elite Kreations’ first year sponsoring the parade. Aside from their escort duties, Elite Kreations will also be giving back to the community during the parade.
“We bought hundreds of scarves, pairs of gloves, hats, and also some candy,” said Robert Reedy, owner of Elite Kreations. “We’re going to be giving these items out during the parade. This is our chance to give back and do something nice for the community,” said Reedy.
To sign up for the Tinseltown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, CLICK HERE to download the appropriate application.