Everybody knows Minden loves a parade and what better way to kick off the Christmas season!
Planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, December 17 in downtown Minden, this year’s theme will be “Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas.” Entries should feature your favorite Rudolph song or image as inspiration. Build a float or other parade entry to illustrate the theme. Have music playing for an extra touch! You may add lights and colors to make your entry unique.
The parade will begin promptly at the corner of Second Street and Main Street and ends at the same location. Line up begins at 2 p.m. at the corner of Second Street and Main Street and continue down to McDonald and College streets. PLEASE DO NOT BRING VEHICLES, TRAILERS, OR FLOATS TO LINE UP BEFORE 2 p.m.! To Drop off participants to get to their floats, please drop off at Academy Park. Pick up will be in same location at Academy Park.
Questions? Contact: Stephanie Barnette at (318) 377-4240 or (318) 510-1610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are throwing candy or trinkets, you MUST have adult walkers on either side of your unit!
ENTRY DEADLINE: All parade entry forms must be completed and returned to the Greater Minden Chamber by 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 14.
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR:
- Best Band
- Best Marching Group
- Santa’s Award – Given to the overall outstanding entry presenting and illustrating the theme “Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Christmas!”
- Spectacular Sparkles -Given to the entrant that presents an outstanding display of lights and/or other type of illuminations*
Awards will be presented following the parade in front of the Minden Civic Center*
Lights and Christmas music are welcome and encouraged!
Since the parade is broadcast live on KASO/KBEF Radio, all entrants must supply their own signage for their float/entry. Banners and signs should be neat and easily recognized. Six-to- eight-inch lettering is recommended. Basic, simple signs show best. The judging of the floats will take place as you pass in front of the Minden Civic Center.
Any float with children must have one adult for each five children.
Please NO SANTA costumes! Santa will have his own float at the end of the parade. Santa Claus is our featured guest each year.
To fill out the parade entry form online, visit – https://forms.gle/t9uNqc35k42GNTz56
To learn more about all of the Christmas in Minden festivities, visit https://greatermindenchamber.com/christmasinminden/
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