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Fairmont (WV) Veterans Day Parade 2018

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Everest Drive and Merchant Street

Fairmont, WV 26554

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OUR VETERANS ARE OUR HEROES

Recognize and honor our nation's veterans in Fairmont, West Virginia, by participating in our annual city Veterans Day parade. Entry is free - we're just happy you're participating. Entries can be walkers, cars/vans/trucks, floats, first responder vehicles, ATVs, tow trucks, etc. If you can walk it or drive it, decorate it and come join us in thanking our veterans for their service!

Floats and large entries line up at 11:30 a.m., and the main parade lines up at noon. We line up from the bottom of Water Street/Everest Drive (turn right off of Merchant Street after Auto Zone and before the Third Street Bridge). Check out our Facebook (@FairmontVeteransDayParade) and Twitter(@FairmontVeteran) pages for parade route, traffic, and other parade information.

If you are registering as a group, please make sure your group only gets registered once. If you are including music, animals, or other aspects in your parade entry that might impact where we place you in the lineup, please make sure to let us know in your registration form.

The Fairmont Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by the Marion County Veterans Council, is a veteran- and family-oriented public activity designed to honor and thank our veterans for their service.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We don't have ID requirements, but the person completing the registration and responsible for the entry must be at least 18 years old. We love having kids in our parade! Participants may be of any age so long as a responsible adult is in charge of the entry and present with the entry throughout lineup and the parade route.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for parade route, traffic, and other parade information. Parking is not available at the parade lineup, so you will need to park elsewhere and walk in or catch a ride with the parade entry vehicle. Band buses typically utilize a significant part of the parking lot near the boat docks at Palatine Park, so please do not depend on being able to park there. Parents who are dropping off children should like and monitor our social networking feeds for information about drop off and pickup locations close to the parade date; we love your children and want to make sure they stay safe.

What can I bring into the event?

WE LOVE CANDY - well, and so do the kids along the parade route!!! Here's the candy rule - if your feet are NOT literally on the ground when you give it out, candy should be carefully thrown and clear the vehicles' parade path; if your feet ARE literally on the ground when you give it out, you can distribute candy by handing it directly to spectators if you want or carefully throw it. We all just want to avoid encouraging children and other spectators from darting into the parade vehicle path to snag delicious treats!

If you are handing out anything else or displaying any printed materials or signs, we reserve the right to request a sample to confirm they promote a positive atmosphere appealing to a general audience of Fairmont and/or Marion County residents and visitors to our city and county and are, of course, respectful to our community's veterans.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Marci Carroll at (304) 612-5151 (be prepared to leave a message if calling and identify yourself if texting), Facebook messenger (https://m.me/FairmontVeteransDayParade), or veteransdayparade@mrcfamilylaw.com. You can also post questions on our Facebook page (@FairmontVeteransDayParade).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Not necessarily. What you (any anyone else in your parade entry) need to be able to tell the person at the parade entry location is how your entry is listed (as in how you asked to have it listed in the newspaper lineup). If bringing your printed ticket with you to the parade helps with that, then bring it.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please! If your registration information changes, please update your information ASAP. We take several factors into account when we design and mark the lineup. Also, if you need to cancel your registration, we'd appreciate knowing that too:)

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Not so much. We take several factors into account when we design and mark the lineup. Also, our parade lineup should be printed in the local newspapers. If you need to change or cancel your entry, please update your entry (and contact Marci Carroll if you have problems doing that). If someone else is interested in entering, please ask them to complete their own registration.

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Fairmont, WV 26554

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