Please plan to attend the Parade Safety Meeting on Monday, July 1st 6 p.m. at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, along with the driver(s) of your entry. We will be going over safety guidelines and provide you with information related to lineup for the day of the parade. Driver(s) must bring their drivers license in order to obtain a permit to drive in the parade.

1. The Parade Committee reserves the right to refuse or
remove any entry, which, in their opinion, does not conform to parade rules.

2. Entries with vehicles, including those pulling floats, are required to be festively decorated.

3. Entries with floats must be safe for passengers/spectators.

4. Entries with animals must be bagged for excrement while in the assembly area and on the parade route.

5. No objects may be thrown along the parade route. This includes candy.

6. Corporate/business sponsorships may only be identified with discreet signage.

7. No vehicles are allowed in the assembly area for parking, drop off or pick up. Only entries that are being driven in the parade can be in this area.

8. If your entry is not in formation (gathered at your numbered station) at the start time of the parade, you may be bumped to the end or denied entry at the discretion of the officials. The parade order is at the discretion of parade officials.

9. This is a FORWARD MOVEMENT PARADE. STOPPING OR
REVERSING DIRECTION along the parade route is not permitted.

10. Performance groups must perform “on-the-go”.

11. The parade has a designated disband area at the end of the parade route. For entries with children, the person coordinating the entry should designate an area for children to be picked up. Remember to assign an adult to chaperone any children in your entry.

12. No smoking or alcoholic beverages on any parade entry at any time.

13. Parade Awards:
Eagle Award - Given to the float judged to be the best overall float entry. Judging factors include conformance with the general theme, incorporation of lights and music, creativity, design, costumes, etc. This award will be $200.00.

Mayor’s Award- Given to the float judged to be the best representation of the Town of Jonesborough. Judging factors include conformance to the theme, use of lights and music, and capturing the essence of the community of Jonesborough. This award will be $150.00.

Schubert Club Award- Given to the float judged to be the best representation of music in the Town of Jonesborough. Judging factors include conformance to the theme, costume, design, music, creativity, etc. This award will be $100.00.

Jonesborough Kiwanis Award- Given to the float that best represents children or children’s issues. Judging factors will be conformance to the theme, representation of children’s events or issues, creativity and costumes. This award will be $100.00

Jonesborough Food Pantry Award- This award will be given to the entry that provides the largest amount of food to the food pantry.

Honorable Mentions- Given to the entrants that are considered to be outstanding entries within the Parade. Judging factors include conformance to the theme and era selected, creativity, and excellence in design.

14. I acknowledge and agree to follow the above rules, and I take responsibility for making sure all participants in my registered group are aware of the rules and the consequences if they are broken.

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