Greeting Parade Participants
The annual Loyalty Day Parade will be on Sunday, May 5, 2013, starting at 1:30 p.m. from Raddant Road in the Batavia Industrial Park. On behalf of the Batavia VFW Post 1197, we would like to extend a personal invitation to you to participate in our annual parade.
Our theme this year is The VFW Tree of Life, dedicated to various branches of the military, which [provides an umbrella of protection for all of us. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary and Men’s Auxiliary support all military members and their families.
Although we want you to have fun in our parade, in order for it to be safe and fun for everyone, we ask that you please observe our rules. We hope you will join us and help celebrate this festive occasion.
Please take time to read all the information. If you have any questions, please call Batavia VFW at (630) 879-9630 and leave a message for the parade committee. We will call you back as soon as possible. Feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and consideration. Without creative people like you, our parade would not be a success.
The parade will commence rain or shine. However, if there is severe weather that may endanger anyone, the parade will be canceled and NOT be rescheduled.
Application Deadline – April 22, 2013
All entries received after April 22nd will be placed at the end of the parade. Parade lineup assignments and other pertinent information will be e-mailed, faxed or phoned to you by May 2nd. If for some reason you do not get your assignment by May 2nd, please call us so we can provide the information to you.
NO ALCOHOL! The presence of and/or consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. And illegal on public streets, on entry’s or during the parade. AND YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PARADE IF ALCOHOL IS FOUND ON YOU OR YOUR ENTRY! There will be NO warning given.
DO NOT THROW CANDY from float or from inside a vehicle. Walkers are the only participants that may throw candy. Please be sure that candy is tossed to the curb. Therefore keeping children safe while they retrieve candy. NO CANDY WITH STICKS!!!
ABSOLUTELY NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 WILL BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE ANY TYPE OF MOTOR VEHICLE.
YOU MUST CHECK IN WITH THE PARADE MARSHAL BY 12:30 PM THE DAY OF THE PARADE! Park at the VFW & take shuttle bus to parade route.
Please return both page 2 & page 3, we cannot add you to the line up without both forms filled out and returned!!!!
2013 Loyalty Day Parade Application
Batavia VFW Post 1197, 645 S. River St. PO Box 82, Batavia, IL 60510
Phone (630) 879-9630 Fax (630) 879-7680
VFW Tree of Life
Contact Person __________________________________
Ph # __________________________
Fax # _________________________
Type of Entry (circle one)
Youth School Church Scouts Other _____________________________
Bands School Military Other _______________________
Military Military Unit Veterans Organization
Adult Organization Car Club Individual Other ____________________
There is no cost for participation in the parade. However, donations would be welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Size of Entry
In order to better facilitate line up/placement we need to know the approximate length of your float entry when parked. We need to know the approximate number of vehicles that will be in the entry and what type of vehicle will be used for the entry. Please read through the entire form and mark all that apply.
Circle one Pick up SUV Van Fire/Rescue Military Car
Total # of Vehicles _____________ Total # Participants _____________
Will you be pulling a trailer? Yes / No
Approximate length _________________________
Will you have walker in your entry? Yes / No
How many? _________________________
Will your entry include / play music? Yes / No
Will you be distributing candy? Yes / No
Tell us about your entry (Please Print)
ENTRY DESCRIPTION: It is ESSENTIAL that you limit you description to the space provided. This is used by the people who announce the parade. It is important that you understand the announcer had about 60 seconds to read your description. So be brief, descriptive and precise and write in the way you would like to broadcast.
Name of group _____________________________________________
For Office use only: Entry Rec’d____________________
Division #1 (red)_____ #2 (blue)_____ #3 (green)_____ #4 (yellow)_____
Line up number __________