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APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019
PARADE THEME: TRADITION’S GLOW
Energy pulsates through the streets of Laredo with this year’s parade theme — Tradition’s Glow. Spark your imagination and take the time to light up the Celebration with your most creative and colorful designs. We want to highlight what makes the Celebration an integral part of the history of our great city and show why it has become a beacon of entertainment to Laredoans and visitors alike. The Celebration’s glow and positive atmosphere brings out the best that Laredo has to offer and we hope you can capture some of that magic with your incredible and elaborate creations.
An entry fee is required from each unit payable upon submission of the entry form online. Your application will not be complete until full payment is received.
The entry fee is $20.00 for each non-profit or tax-exempt organization and $250.00 for commercial entries.
ALL Floats and any Vehicles with a generator or electrical inverters must pay an additional $20.00 fee for the City of Laredo Fire Department Permit for each parade. There are no refunds for canceling your parade entry.
Payment can be made via check or credit card over the phone at 956-722-0589.
Please make checks payable to: Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association.
Checks must be turned in to the WBCA Office located 1819 E. Hillside Rd, Laredo, TX 78041.
LINE UP FORMS
Schools that have more than one entry will be arranged in the parade line up according to your principal’s instructions.
This line-up order request does not guarantee parade entries that do not submit individual parade applications, entry forms, participant release forms, and fees for each entry unit.
MANDATORY ORIENTATION MEETING
The Mandatory Orientation Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the IBC Annex Ballroom (2nd Floor) located at 2416 Jacaman Rd.
Parade Entry Numbers, Maps, and Instructions will be issued at this meeting. Each entry is limited to a 40′ by 20′ foot print. Please contact the office at 956-722-0589 if your entry exceeds this amount. All floats/entries need to check in thru Lafayette — you will obtain parade entry number and fire permit (if applicable) there. Citations will be given along the route to those entries who do not follow the rules and guidelines. Those cited risk not being considered for parade judging. Cited entries also risk placement and inclusion in subsequent parades. The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Parade Committee will be available to answer any questions or concerns about your entry.
Please submit a script that is only one paragraph (5 sentences long only) in length or one hundred twenty-five (125) words or less to be read by the emcee. Failure to submit script by Thursday, February 6, 2020 will result in only entry name being read. Scripts will not be accepted after Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Please email your parade script(s) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your parade script will only be accepted via email in a word document file.
PARTICIPANTS RELEASE FORMS
All participants release form need to be submitted on or before Thursday, February 6, 2020 – No Exceptions.
Individuals who will walk with a float entry must be 18 years or older and must complete a participant’s release form.
They must also have a WBCA Issued Bracelet to be allowed on the route.