P.O. Box 217 = Alvarado, TX 76009

 

Parade Specifics and Rules
For categories and awards click here

Parade Specifics
Starting Time
 10:00 a.m.

Participants may request an entry form via e-mail  cowanl@cityofalvarado.org or you may pick-up a printed Parade Entry Application Form at the Alvarado Public Library 210 N. Baugh Street beginning Monday, 8-21-17 at 10:00 AM. The library is open until from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM Monday - Friday and from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday.

 Registration will end on Friday, 9-1-2017 at 6:00pm.

You must decide, from the list of categories, the proper category number and category title of your entry and note this on your registration form.

Groups and clubs may choose one member to register for them.

 In order to insure receipt of prize money for winning entries you must include the name of your group (if any), a contact name, and phone number on your Parade Entry Application Form.

After your application has been approved a Parade Packet containing your Parade Entry Number, your assigned Staging Area, and the Parade Route Map will be given to you on the day of the Parade at Parade Headquarters - in the triangle at E. College Ave. and N. Baugh St. in front of the Kiddie Corral Day Care Center. 

 

 Parade Rules

  1. All participants must check-in at Parade Headquarters on the day of the parade between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM and confirm their assigned Parade Position and Staging Area.

  2. Starting time of the Parade is exactly 10:00 AM.

  3. All participants must display their Parade Entry Number on the front right side of their vehicle, bicycle, horse's saddle, etc. or the front right passenger side window of the vehicle towing their float and be in position at their assigned Staging Area by 9:45 AM.

  4. No favors, such as candy, gum or any other items, will be thrown from or by any entry or participant during the parade. This will be strictly enforced and failure to comply will be cause for disqualification and removal from the Parade.

  5. A float is a low, flat vehicle self-propelled or in tow by any source with sufficient power and speed to maintain its place in the Parade. The towing source is not a part of the float.

  6. Awards will be presented at the Reunion Pavilion as soon as possible after the Parade is over.

  7. A special note: units involving horses will be required provide necessary health certification required by the state.

  8. Parade parking is NOT allowed in the lot at the Kiddie Corral Day Care Center.

It is highly recommended that decorated floats, cars, trucks/and or entrants in costumes demonstrate a theme.

For more information please contact:
Leanna Cowan (817) 783-7323


DECISION OF THE JUDGES WILL BE FINAL

Parade Categories & Awards
 

Category Numbers

Category Titles

Prizes          

1

Civic Club/Organization Float

First Place            $150.00     

1

Civic Club/Organization Float

Second Place       $100.00  

2

Decorated Car

First Place              $75.00

2

Decorated Car

Second Place         $50.00

3

Decorated Float

First Place            $150.00     

3

Decorated Float

Second Place       $100.00  

4

Drill Team

First Place            $100.00     

4

Drill Team

Second Place         $50.00

5

Marching Band

First Place             $100.00

5

Marching Band

Second Place          $50.00

6

Patriotic Organization

$75.00

7

Religious Organization

$75.00

8

Scout Troop - Boys

$75.00

9

Scout Troop - Girls

$75.00

10

Sports Organization

$75.00

11

Antique Car

Trophy

12

Antique Truck

Trophy

13

Decorated Bicycle - Boy

First Place        Trophy

13

Decorated Bicycle - Boy

Second Place   Trophy

14

Decorated Bicycle - Girl

First Place        Trophy

14

Decorated Bicycle - Girl

Second Place   Trophy

15

Decorated Pet

Trophy

16

Decorated Rider & Pony - Boy

Trophy

17

Decorated Rider & Pony - Girl

Trophy

18

Livestock Drawn Vehicle

Trophy

19

Riding Club

First Place      Trophy

19

Riding Club

Second Place  Trophy

20

Tractor, Antique

Trophy

21

Tractor, Classic

Trophy

22

Tractor, Original

Trophy

 

 

Follow this link to past parade photos

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Katherine Diggs & Peggy Smith were a big hit a few years ago!
Click on the photos for a larger image.


Happy parade watchers sitting in the shade in their rented seats in front of the Alvarado Senior Citizens & Community Center building.

 

 


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