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Saturday October 18th 2014

11 A.M. Rain or Shine Official Start Time

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Welcome to the East Texas Yamboree Queen's Parade

lindsey donaho float

 

RULES FOR 2014

1. Horses will not be allowed in the parade.

2. No motorcycles or off the road vehicles. (4-wheelers, dirt

bikes, etc.)

3. All Antique/Classic cars are judged and entries from the car

show will be selected for participation in the parade.

4. Commercial floats are encouraged to enter. An award will

be presented; however, no cash prize will be awarded.

5. Deadline for entries is Oct. 3rd

6. All marching bands will sound off in front of the Gilmer

National Bank on Titus, the official starting point of the

parade.

7. A limited number of vehicles per school in the Queens

parade.

8. *No traffic will be allowed on Titus Street from 8 a.m.

Saturday until the conclusion of the Queen=s Parade.

9. *ENTRIES MAY NOT THROW OR PASS OUT

CANDY OR ANY OTHER ITEM, INCLUDING

TRINKETS OR FLIERS.

10. Parade chairman has the final decision on any entry.

11. Entries must not delay the parade and must cooperate in

maintaining a smooth flow of parade traffic.

12. All entrants must follow complete parade route. Disbanded

groups will not be allowed to walk back through the parade.

13. All entries must travel in a straight line with no variations or

weaving.

14. *NO RADIOS OR CDS FROM CARS.

15. NO SALES, POLITICAL OR SELF PROMOTIONAL

BANNERS OR SIGNS ALLOWED.

16. Groups under age 5 are not allowed to walk the parade route.

17. All cheerleaders and other youth groups will not be allowed to

ride in or on cars or pickups. They must walk and are

encouraged to perform cheers on parade route. They will be

given 2 minutes to perform a routine at bandstand.

18. Parade route begins on Titus St. and is led by the police. All

entries must follow the police thru the entire parade route.

The parade route will be as follows; left on Jefferson St.,

right on Simpson, right on Hwy 154 and right on Trinity St.

All entries will continue on until Trinity St. ends at Walnut St.

and go left on Walnut then go an additional 50 ft. to Railroad

St. Take a right on Railroad St. which leads back to the float

barn area.

19. Only floats to be judged must be on the Gilmer National Bank

parking lot by 8 a.m., with everyone on the floats by 9 a.m.

All other entries must be in place by 10 a.m. All award

winners need to provide two people to carry award

banner during the parade.

20. BUSSES ONLY ON WALKER ST. All cars bringing

people for floats will be directed to the new parking lot.

Entrance to the lot is Rosebud and Lawrence at the railroad

track.

21. Bands that wish to perform must do so in front of the

bandstand, only. Keep performance under 4 minutes, which

allows everyone their time, and avoids unnecessary delay.

Floats will be judged on Workmanship(30%), Beauty(20%), Portrayal of Theme(30%), costumes(10%), Special Effects(10%)


Narrative (3copies) should be turned in to the chamber of commerce by October 11th to qualify for the bonus points. A narrative is a brief description of the float, telling the story you wish to depict and how it ties in with the overall theme. These may be displayed very decoratively and elaborate, or simple. NO LOOSE GLITTER PLEASE.

Queen's Parade Awards

Class I Floats (Civic Clubs/Organizations)                                                                                                                                        Class II Commercial Floats
1st Place - $1000.00                                                                                                                                                                  President's Award
2nd Place - $700.00                                                                                                                                                                   Queen's Award
3rd Place - $500.00                                                                                                                                                                    Queen's Court Award
Honorable Mention Awards                                                                                                                                                          Yamboree Board of Director's Award

President's Award winner will be awarded a trophy with the name engraved to be displayed at their place of business for one year. Commercial winners will be awarded plaques.


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