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2019 Coeur d' Alene 4th of July Parade Entry Registration

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Downtown Coeur d’Alene

105 North 1st Street

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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2019 Coeur d’Alene “Old-Fashioned, American Fun” 4th of July Parade Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort/Spa

About this Event

Entry Check In: Starts at 8:00am in the corner parking lot at 19th and Sherman

Parade Starts: 10:00am at 15th and Sherman, ending at Govt. Way

Entry deadline is Friday, June 21, 2019

Applications and entry fees received after deadline will be assessed a $50.00 late fee.

Your entry fee pays for your inclusion in the 4th of July Parade only. Thank you for your support!

After your online parade entry registration has been completed, a copy of the Hold Harmless Agreement will come with your registration confirmation. This information needs to be printed, completed and returned to the Event Organizer, Miranda Hamilton, at miranda.hamilton@insureinw.com by June 21, 2019. If Proof of Insurance is applicable to your entry, please include it with your signed Hold Harmless Agreement. All submitted entries must complete these steps to be allowed participation on the day of the event.

Absolutely NO material of any kind may be distributed in any way by the parade unit during the parade. This regulation extends from curb-to-curb along the entire parade route. Failure to comply will result in a $250 fine and possible denial of entry in future parades.

Category Description/Qualifiers and Judging Information

Below is the list of categories and their fees along with descriptions of qualifiers. If the category is a judged category, the awarded points listed are the maximum given for the judging criteria. If you are unable to determine your category, please email the Event Organizer, Miranda Hamilton, at miranda.hamilton@insureinw.com for guidance. If your selection is incorrect, you will be contacted for a correction and possible fee adjustment. PLEASE NOTE: If your entry is being sponsored by a commercial business, and their “branding” is displayed, the fee will be $175, the Commercial/Business rate.

1. Veterans/Military – No Fee

This category is not judged

Entries that include organizations as directly related to and acknowledged by the U.S. Pentagon. This includes any branch of the military, Government sponsored/recognized Veterans groups, and organizations directly in support of such groups. This includes groups such as The American Legion, Disabled American Vets, and the National Guard. This does not include groups that have Veterans in their ranks such as a church’s Veteran’s group.

2. Dignitary – No Fee

This category is not judged

This category includes elected officials, sponsors of the 4th of July Celebration, Grand Marshall, and invited dignitaries.

3. Community – No Fee

This category is judged, with 10 possible points: Overall Appearance=5 and Crowd Appeal=5

Entries representing other communities, towns, states, etc. to help promote their area and goodwill between communities.

4. Schools/Churches/Social Services - $75

This category is judged, with 10 possible points: Overall Appearance=5 and Crowd Appeal=5

This group includes groups and organizations such as churches, schools (does not include bands or drill teams), and public health/service organizations. This category includes clubs such as DECA, a school’s wrestling team, a church’s Veterans group.

5. Civic/Fraternal/Service Clubs/Unions - $95

This category is not judged

Any float or entry sponsored by an organization to promote specific city, county, state government or regions as well as groups that support these organizations. Examples might include a grange organization, or the Calam Shriners or the Daughters of the American Revolution.

6. Political - $95

This category is not judged

This category applies to any group of students and/or adults who represent political parties or affiliations. This category includes groups such as republicans, democrats, independents, and persons running for a public office.

7. Classic and Antique Vehicles/Clubs - $95

This category is judged, with 10 possible points: Overall Appearance=5 and Crowd Appeal=5

This classification includes vehicle(s) that have been restored or maintained to its original design and condition; six vehicles per entry as a group maximum. An antique vehicle is one that was manufactured before 1940; a classic is one that was manufactured after 1940 to 1975. This includes motorcycles, cars and trucks.

8. Clubs/Organizations/Foundations - $95

This category is judged, 10 total possible points: Overall Appearance=5, Crowd Appeal=3, and Precision & Coordination=2

This category is open to groups that are available to the general public; and support or promote certain causes, hobbies, activities, events or encourages wholesome living and learning. Groups that fall within this category include Boy and Girl Scouts, local theater groups, science clubs, and animal rescue groups.

9. Drill/Marching - $95

This category is judged, with 10 possible points: Overall Appearance and Crowd Appeal=5, Precision & Coordination=5

Any group or team of students and/or adults who perform, march or dance maneuvers in formation along the parade route. This category includes schools and clubs such as cheerleaders, drill teams, or a drum corp.

10. Equestrian - $95

This category is judged, with 10 possible points: Condition and Appearance of Horse and Tack=6 and Costume/Decoration=4

Entries in this category include a single horse, a group or club, or wagon(s) pulled by a team. This includes entries such as a rodeo queen, a youth horse club, 4H, or old west re-enactments. Equestrian entries must provide for their own animal cleanup (pooper scoopers.) If not, an additional fee of $150.00 will be charged to the entrant.

11. Marching Band/ Live Music - $95

This category is judged, with 10 possible points:

Overall Appearance and Crowd Appeal=4, Precision & Coordination=3, Quality of Sound=3

Any group or team of students and/or adults that form a band playing musical instruments; loosely or formally organized or affiliated with a school or organization fall within this category. This includes live, performed music such as that presented by a high school or a bagpipe band.

12. Novelty - $95

This category is judged, with 10 possible points: Overall Appearance=5 and Crowd Appeal=5

This category applies to the various and random entries that wish to participate purely for the entertainment of the parade attendees. It includes such groups/acts as a walking juggling group of friends, an Alpaca rancher and a few of their animals, etc. (This does not include bands or drill teams, public health/service organizations, and animal rescue groups.)

13. Commercial/Business - $175

This category is judged, 10 total possible points:

Originality, Creativity, and Overall Appearance=3, Crowd Appeal=3, Theme=2 and Music Presentation=2

This category applies to vehicle(s) or float promoting any business, product or enterprise regardless of sponsorship. Any vehicle bearing a business name, logo, slogan, etc., is a commercial vehicle. Entries such as coffee stands, towing companies, construction companies, and auto repair companies. There is a maximum of 3 vehicles allowed per commercial entry.

PLEASE NOTE: If your entry is being sponsored by a commercial business, and their “branding” is displayed, the fee will be $175, the Commercial/Business rate.

AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY RULES AND REGULATIONS

In consideration for acceptance of application, the entry unit agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend against any action against Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce, any of the event sponsors, and the City of Coeur d’Alene from liabilities whatsoever arising from participation in the 4th of July Parade. Submission of entry form does not ensure acceptance. 4th of July committee approval is required. Entries will be accepted on an invitation basis. If your entry is not accepted, your entry fees paid will be reimbursed to you.

• Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce Parade Committee has the right to refuse entry into the parade and/or remove from the parade anyone not conforming to the rules and regulations.

• Persons or units not listed in the official parade line-up will not be permitted.

• Entries are assigned positions by the committee. Do not deviate from those positions.

• Equestrian entries must provide for their own animal cleanup (pooper scoopers.) If not, an additional fee of $150.00 will be charged to the entrant.

• Entries that include small animals, such as pet rescue groups, must have the ability to have the animals transported on a vehicle or trailer. On very hot days, the mile-long trek in high heat has proven to be a difficulty; both to the wellbeing of the animals as well as the progression of the parade. If necessary your entry will be required to use a vehicle or trailer to transport your small animals. Please discuss with Event Organizer, Miranda Hamilton, if this is applicable to you.

• No fireworks, open fire or flame are allowed by any participant.

• No spraying the crowds with water.

• Use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are forbidden.

• A distance of 50 feet between parade units is required to be maintained. A volunteer placed at 15th & Sherman will help you in determining that length.

• Entries are limited to 50 feet in length or will be assessed an additional entry fee of $50.00 per ten feet.

• Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce does not accept responsibility for travel, parking, food/lodging expenses, or security of units, vehicles or personal items.

• Entries must be a minimum of 75% decorated in accordance with the theme of the parade.

• All personnel with a parade unit must be appropriately attired.

• Drivers of motorized vehicles must hold a valid driver’s license.

• INSURANCE: Evidence of insurance must accompany the parade application (if applicable).

• No discharging of firearms is allowed.

• Commercial signage is limited to that permanently affixed to the unit.

• The entry fee is non-refundable.

Absolutely NO material of any kind may be distributed in any way by the parade unit during the parade. This a rule set forth by the city of Coeur d’Alene.

This regulation extends from curb-to-curb along the entire parade route.

Failure to comply will result in a $250 fine and possible denial of entry in future parades.

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