We are excited to be participating in the Kyle Fair Parade this year. Here’s what we are doing:
1) FRIDAY DECORATING FLOAT: Meet at church in front of the pumpkin patch at 6:00 p.m. THIS FRIDAY. Donn Brooks will have his flat bed trailer for us to decorate. We need:
-people to load up the hay bales that are currently in the pumpkin patch onto the trailer.
-blankets for us to sit on the 7 bales
-the KUMC banner (SEAN)
-pumpkins to be placed on the trailer as decorations
-A LOT of hard candy to be thrown the day of the parade
2) SATURDAY RIDING THE FLOAT: Meet at church by 8:45 a.m. to ride the float. Actual parade line up begins in front of Wallace school at 9:00 a.m., so we will go over as a group. We need:
-last minute decorating done
-people to ride the float. If you have a child, ride with them. If you have KUMC T-shirts, wear them, but not mandatory at all.
-people to walk beside the float and throw candy. We cannot throw candy from the float itself, but can walk beside it.
3) AFTER THE PARADE: Meet back at the church to unload the pumpkins and hay bales.
If you have any questions, email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you join us for this very fun time and help us represent Christ in the community! Barbara
P. S. Here are some of the rules that I received from the Parade Coordinator. I have also attached the two documents we received:
On behalf of your Kyle Parks and Recreation Department, I want to thank you all for participating in our 2011 Kyle Founders’ Parade. Attached you will find the parade staging order. Please review the order and find your location. As this is a different staging location this year, I strongly encourage everyone to drive through Gregg-Clarke Park on Friday evening to find your spot. All participants’ location will be marked out by numbers on the street. This year’s Parade route will be reversed from last year’s. We will leave from Gregg-Clarke Park and head east down Center Street towards the City Square Park. Staging will begin at 9:00am and the Parade will start at 10:00am sharp. Please be in your vehicle/float or in your designated spot ready to go by 9:45am. There are many large groups and we do not want gaps during the flow of the Parade. Our emcee will be located at Center Street and Sledge Street. I have attached one map to outline the staging and Parade route.
The Parade concludes at City Square Park where we will have birthday cake to celebrate the City of Kyle’s birthday. At the end of the Parade, please continue down Center St. and turn right onto Front Street. That road is wider and will create less of a traffic jam.
Please remember that there are still rules to participate in this parade. Each rider must remain seated while in motion. No standing or leaning while moving. Adults on entries/floats must be responsible for children on entries. Throwing items from vehicles or floats is prohibited. Only those walking may pass out candy.