note prize for best environmental float!
Floats information and general rules:
*Non-profit: Groups or committees classified as "non-profit " by state and federal government.
*No Floats will advertise for any political Candidate
There is no fee for a float entry from a non-profit group.
The float coordinator reserves the right to remove any float that the Committee considers inappropriate or a danger to spectators.
No food, water, candy or any other item may be thrown off any float...for safety reasons. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed on any float or in any other vehicle on the parade route.
Please No Throwing Candy from Floats, No Passing out of any flyers or Advertising materials,
No Fundraising -
No fundraising or political soliciting by any organization will be allowed
All floats must assemble at 3:00 pm SHARP at Quannapowitt Parkway and North Avenue, judging of eligible floats will be conducted at this time. All persons, decorations and equipment that are part of the float must be ready for judging at this time. Due to the overall Parade schedule, floats must be on time. Any float not ready at 3:00 pm will absolutely not be judged.
Float drivers must be in float driving vehicles 30 minutes before the start of the parade. Please be ready promptly at 4:30 pm.
Floats will be assigned a place in the Parade’s line of march by a Parade Coordinator.
Two sponsor signs, naming non-profit group entering float will be displayed, one on each side of float (supplied by float builders)
Theme competition for float decorating
Only non-profit groups are eligible for awarding of prizes.
There are two float divisions: Large: 20 feet or more. Small: under 20 feet.
Prizes to be announced before parade so that floats may travel in Parade with award recognition.
Small float division: 1st $600.00
Large float division: 1st $600.00
Best use of theme prize: $300.00
Judges prize: $100.00
The Spaulding Award: Commemorative plaque…. given for the float that best depicts environmental or conservation awareness.
Annual Mike LeDoux Memorial Award: Commemorative plaque