entry_form Use this form for all entry categories including basic, floats, walkers, horses and even participants in the Lighting of the Park post parade.
This year the 2012 Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec 1st at 6 pm. The lineup will begin at LaFollette Elementary School. This year the parade committee is proud to announce the Grand Marshall will be Josh Etter (Big Josh) best known from his WLAF roll as the morning radio show host of “the trading post”.
The parade committee is also pleased to announce this year immediately following the parade Tennessee Avenue will be blocked off for the return of all winning floats for viewing by public. In Sergeant Park Santa will return for free photos with kids and a large “reindeer games” festival awaits all. We will have the first ever “Lighting of the Park” and are very excited about the new booth exhibits that will be set up for food, games and fun. Churches and businesses are encouraged to participate with a booth to sell their products or goods. The booth fees will be $40 each and the money will go toward the lighting fixtures of park for public enjoyment throughout the Christmas season and to upgrade costumes and props for parade committee. Entertainment for the evening will be performances by local groups and attendees can take in some wonderful baked goods by local churches, businesses and civic organizations.
For more information on this years parade please call Kelli Jo Wright @423.912.8873 This years download/entry form will be uploaded soon however feel free to call and leave message until information is updated.
2012 HELPFUL HINTS ABOUT PARADE
If you don’t won’t to be exposed to the loud sirens by fire trucks, etc participating in the parade stand in a location that is not near a red light. Under all lights is where they sound sirens.
No Santa’s or Mrs. Clauses of ANY KIND as this will confuse children. We will have one Santa and Mrs. Clause at the end of parade on the big float.
Unless a vehicle is over 25 years old and completely restored it can’t participate in the parade as an auto entry unless it belongs to one of our registered auto clubs. Autos used for businesses, civic, candidate and schools are exceptions to this.
Horse winner this year will be awarded $100.00 Horses will be judged at 5:30 sharp and will be judged upon cleanliness of horse and tack, ribbons, bells, etc. All horse participants will need to go to the street department area behind the Y-12 building for unloading and holding. The gate will be open.
Commercial Float Judging will take place at 4:30 sharp. Floats must be in place and all accessorizing completed at this time. Floats must be pre-registered and due to a night parade we need safety walkers along sides of float to assure spectator children don’t get too close to moving traffic. For every 20 ft of float at least one safety walker. Team leaders please select a few volunteers for this task if you have a larger float. Thank you. Our children are top priority and their safety is our first concern.
The Reason for the Season Award is a category entered into by choice only if your church or church youth group is working with a smaller budget but you still wish to compete for a cash prize. The Reason for the Season award is $500.00
All floats are judged on TDDMC
T- Theme (Any theme chosen by participant)
Your float doesn’t have to harbor all of these elements but it stands a much higher chance of winning if it does as this is what the judges scale on.
If you would like your business or organization to participate in the “Lighting of the Park” immediately following the parade Saturday night please fill out a entry form and write under float entry “Exibitor for Lighting of Park”. Please make a $40.00 check out to Campbell County Christmas Parade Committee and leave with your entry form at the City of LaFollette. You are welcome to sell your product, goods, crafts, or food items. Bake sales are encouraged.
Santa will be returning to Seargeant Park for pictures with children for $5.00 each and picked up at city hall Tuesday following the parade. The photo’s will be immediately posted onto parade website and can be printed off at will.
All registrations need to be turned in by Nov,29th.
Awards will be announced and Grand Marshal Plaque given at 5:30 in the gymnasium
The Grand Marshall Reception will be held in the cafeteria area from 4:30-5:30pm and is open to the public. All are encouraged to come in, sign the book and greet Mr Josh Etter “Big Josh” who is our 2012 Grand Marshall.