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Founders Parade

July 3

175th Parade in conjunction with the Sophienburg


Entry Categories:

  • Visiting Towns
  • Visiting Fairs
  • Visiting Counties
  • School Organizations
  • Local Organizations
  • Misc.
  • Political
  • Marching Units/Bands
  • Commercial/Business
  • Judged Categories:

  • Visiting Towns and Fairs
  • Historical Floats
  • Marching Groups
  • Marching Bands
  • Local Organizations
  • Commercial/Business
    The 175th Anniversary Commission and the Parade Committee encourage all schools, local and area organizations, and businesses to participate.

  • No Hayrides that are not decorated or have costumed or historic riders
  • Walking groups need to be in costume or designated Founding Families
  • No Commercial Vehicles
  • Trailers must be significantly decorate
  • Vehicles not towing a decorated float must be decorated unless licensed Vintage
  • Costumed Riders Highly encouraged

    Some helpful items to consider. Try searching:

  • Parade float kits
  • Prom décor
  • Life Size Cut Outs
  • Photo Backgrounds
  • Large Letters
  • Festooning
  • Poly Pomp Squares
  • Tissue Pom Squares

    Parade inspiration:


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