We invite your attendance and participation at the Annual Rotary Christmas Parade. The Parade will be on Thursday, December 13, 2018 with line-up (staging) beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Parade will commenceat 6:30 p.m. Santa will be in attendance. To avoid confusing the younger spectators, please do not dress as Santa Claus.
Parade Line-Up: Please enter through the faculty parking lot entrance to McAdams Jr. High School at 11415 Hughes Road. Please arrive no earlier than 5:30 pm and no later than 6:00 pm. Carpooling is recommended. Rotarians with flashlights will be directing parade line-up and parking. The map on back includes line-up and parking directions.
Golf Cart entries must be trailered TO and FROM the parade; trailer parking is available in front of First Baptist Church at 2504 44th Street.
Parking: Parking is available, but limited for entrants and parent drop-offs at McAdams Jr. High School 11415 Hughes Road, Dickinson. NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON Hughes Road.
Parade Route: The parade will proceed east on Hughes Road, turning north on Highway 3. DO NOT STOP to unload passengers until the end of the parade. The map on back includes line-up and parking directions. The parade will end at the Dickinson City Hall Complex at 4403 Highway 3. Rotarians with flashlights will be directing parade traffic, drop-off and parking. The celebration continues at City Hall, including Christmas music, refreshments, presentation of trophies to entrant’s winners and visits with Santa Claus.
Marchers under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please provide a minimum of 4 walkers to go along side your float/entry. A 3-foot safety railing must encompass all riders on floats.
THESE PROCEDURES WILL BE ADHERED TO FOR SAFETY PURPOSES. ANY PARTICIPANT/PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATION NOT FOLLOWING THESE PROCEDURES WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PARADE AND MAY BE PROHIBITIED FROM PARTICIPATING IN FUTURE PARADES.
Pick-Up: Please make prior arrangements with parents for a pick-up site for your entry’s participants. The Regions Bank parking lot at 2801 FM 517 East and the parking lot behind Dickinson City Hall on FM 517 East are suggested sites. Parking in the front of Dickinson City Hall, Dickinson Public Library and First Baptist Church will be designated for parade floats/vehicles that will be participating in the City Hall festivities.
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Registration Fee: $20 on or before Wednesday, December 5, 2018. $30 after Wednesday, December 5,2018. Fee payable by check to Dickinson Rotary Club.