2017 Independence Day Celebration Parade Entry

2017 Independence Day Celebration Parade Entry
Event on 2017-07-04 10:00:00
2017 PARADE THEME – There's No Place Like Home Use your imagination as you design your parade entry/float in conjunction with "There's No Place Like Home!" Whether it’s pulling up a blanket at Graf Park to watch the Wheaton fireworks or gathering with family along Main Street to watch the parade, Wheaton’s festivities are definitely a great reflection of our Wheaton pride. Your entry is contingent upon the receipt of this completed, authorized form, along with your payment. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3P JUNE 12, 2017 Questions? Please contact Sherry Krajelis, skrajelis@wheatonparks.org The parade with happen rain or shine! Entries fees are non-refundable. Rules for all entries: All vehicles must be decorated appropriately for July 4th holiday. Candy must be handed out and not thrown into or at the crowd. Participants distributing information must walk along and keep up with their specific entry. Water guns or super soakers are not permitted. Parade marshals will be present along the parade to ensure safety and to keep the parade moving. You are required to follow their instructions. Please be respectful of these volunteers and the police who will be assisting them. The Wheaton Park District is not responsible for any of your entry’s actions. Your participation is contingent upon the receipt of your signed entry form and the appropriate payment. Rules in addition to the above for business entries: Business entries are allowed a maximum of 3 vehicles plus 1 float. In the spirit of the holiday, do something within your entry to celebrate the day remembering the theme of the parade. Don’t just put a truck in the parade; it must be decorated. Rules in addition to the above for political entries: Political candidate entries are specifically limited to no more than 15 (fifteen) people per candidate/entrance fee and 2 (two) vehicles. This number includes vehicle/float drivers, banner carriers, walkers, float riders and/or technical support. Negative campaigning is not permitted. Please inform all of your participants of these rules. These rules have been based on community feedback. It is strongly suggested that your entry follow the spirit of these rules and not try to work around them in order to be fair to all entries. If your entry pushes the limits of these rules, your constituents will assume that the rules have been broken. Above all else, have a great time and enjoy the parade. The Wheaton Park District reserves the right for all group placement and lineup in the parade. Our intent is for participants and spectators alike to have fun and enjoy the event!   Judging Categories: Award:   NEW THIS YEAR!*   *Go Green | Best use of recycled materials   *Best Youth Group-Under 16 yrs. old   *Best Nonprofit (includes churches) | Best entry from a nonprofit organization   *Best Neighborhood | Nest entry by a Wheaton neighborhood   Carlsons' Best of Show | Overall best entry/ float Mayor’s Spirit | Best representation of Wheaton Best Musical  | 1st place of all entries performing music. Bart Loiacono Most Creative | A creative idea brought to fruition. Best Use of Theme | Demonstrates best use of current parade theme. Most Patriotic | Symbolizes America and the Fourth of July. Best Political | A political entry that entertains or is patriotic. Honorariums will not be eligible for awards.

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