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Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration Parade Entry Application 2018

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Downtown Tifton

Downtown Tifton

504 Main Street

Tifton, GA 31794

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Greetings Parade Participants:

Can you believe that Christmas is just a few months away and it is that time of the year once again for you to show-off your great decorating talent!

Plans are currently underway for the 20th Annual Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration weekend to be held November 29 & 30 and December 1, with Saturday, December 1st being the day of the parade and activities downtown. The weekend event promises to have a memorable fun- filled day with lots of activities for the Tifton Community. We want to emphasize our theme with music, candy, lights and laughter as we celebrate the holidays!

The Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 5:00 p.m. until approximately 6:30 p.m. Immediately following the parade, all participants and spectators are invited to walk into Downtown Tifton for the Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration that will begin as soon as the parade is over and lasting until around 10:00 p.m.

Please purchase your ticket as soon as possible so that your spot will be secured. (Deadline for entry is November 1st or when spaces sell out). Please note that there are cost savings for early registration. Late fees do apply for late registration. Participants should carry a banner, sign or the like for identification by media and judges.

Non-refundable Parade Entry Fee ~ NO REFUNDS of any kind
$45 by October 1st
$55 after October 1 (while spaces last) SPACES ARE LIMITED....Please sign up early. T
here will be no on-site registration

We appreciate your continued participation in the weekend’s festivities. If you should have further questions, please call the Tifton – Tift County Main Street Program @ 229-391-3966.

Thank you!

Your Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration Committee

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Tifton’s 2018 Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration

THE PARADE ROUTE:

The parade route will start at the corner of 2nd Street (beside Jeff Fenders) and Magnolia Drive. It will travel East toward downtown; it will take a left on Main Street and travel North passing First Community Bank and ending at the corner of 8th & Love (in the vicinity of the Pineapple Post & CVS)

IS THERE A FEE TO BE IN THE PARADE?
Yes, $45 for each entry for any applicant who applies by the October 1st deadline….. For automobile clubs, motorcycle groups and similar entries, the $45 fee entitles the entrant to five (5) vehicles. Additional vehicles are $5 each. Parade entries after the October 1st deadline will cost $55. We encourage applicants to apply by the deadline while spaces are available please. Please NOTE: Spaces are limited and may sell out.

WHAT ABOUT STAGING FOR THE PARADE FLOATS? -And- HOW CAN MY ENTRY BE INCLUDED IN THE PARADE?
All Parade entries must first STOP at the Check-In Station at the end of 3rd Street directly across from Adcock Pecan for line up and to be included in judging and media commentary. The Check-In Station opens at 3pm on Saturday.

DO I PROVIDE A VEHICLE AND DRIVER TO PULL MY GROUP’S FLOAT?
Yes, you must provide your own vehicle and licensed driver.

MAY OUR GROUP GIVE OUT CANDY? To ensure that the parade is coordinated with SAFETY as our top priority, please “DO NOT” throw candy, pamphlets, OR any items while driving or riding in the parade. If you have a person who will be walking along the parade route they can hand out candy or information to parade attendees. Please protect the safety of our children and respect this regulation.

CAN MY ENTRY INCLUDE HORSES OR OTHER ANIMALS?
Yes. However, it is the responsibility of the patrons owning or using any animal to provide their own clean-up crew.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?
The parade and Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration will take place rain or shine. In the event of an unforeseen tragedy or dangerous situation, the parade will be cancelled.

WILL DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES BE OPEN?
Yes! Many businesses will be open during the Saturday festivities. Encourage your favorite stores to be open for holiday shopping. Check individual stores for schedules.

CAN I PLAY MUSIC WHILE RIDING IN THE PARADE? Yes, however, the music MUST BE CHILD appropriate, it cannot include any profanity and it must be pre-approved. Please let us know if you have should have questions.

WILL THE PARADE BE TELEVISED?
Yes! Wiregrass Channel (TiftNet Channel 3) and The Fun Channel will televise the parade and the HHCC festivities that occur immediately following the parade. These videos will air on television shortly after the event is over. Check these channels for broadcasting schedules.

JUDGING

Please note that the judges will be evaluating your entry. Winners are determined by the name as listed on the parade application. If you are a part of a group/club, please be clear and decide if you wish for the application to be for the entire group/club or a specific component of the group/club. Participants should carry a banner, sign or the like for identification by media and judges.

Please “DO NOT” use a real or fake Santa Claus in your decorations. The City of Tifton will provide a Santa Claus during the parade.

DOES THE HOMETOWN HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION COMMITTEE PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL FLOATS? We don’t provide professional float services. However, Kip Dingler owns the company that builds professional floats. Kip can be contacted by calling 478-477-3280 or kipdingler@bellsouth.net.

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