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2023 4th of July Parade Application

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  2. Parade Participant Application

    Calling all residents, neighborhood associations, local businesses and community organizations! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the 2023 Liberty Township 4th of July Parade! 

    The deadline for all parade applications is Thursday, June 22 at 5 p.m. 

    You must complete an application in order to participate; walk-up entries day of will not be permitted. 

    Once all applications have been reviewed, a member of the Liberty Township staff will contact you with a tentative line-up placement and event instructions.

    Line-up begins at 8 a.m. at the Lakota East High School parking lot with the parade starting at approximately 9 a.m. The parade route ends at the Liberty Junior School parking lot.

  3. Type of parade unit (Check all that apply)*
  4. Will your parade unit play live or recorded music?*
  5. Parade entries will be judged in the following categories:

    • Best of Parade
    • Best Float / Vehicle
    • Best Walking Unit

    Participants may submit a photo of their entry to Christy Gloyd by end of day on July 4, 2023. Township staff will also be on-hand to photograph entries. Parade entries will be posted on the Township's Facebook page during the week following the event. Residents will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 14, 2023 via the Township's social media pages.

  6. Please provide a brief description of your entry.

  7. Parade Rules and Regulations*

    The applicant shall be responsible for the conduct of all its participants and agrees to notify all participants of these rules and regulations.

    Entries having children under age 18 must provide parents or other adult chaperones to walk alongside and supervise.

    Units having any animals must maintain control of them at all times. All animals must have updated vaccinations, be in good health and able to cope with crowds, and other animals.

    Participants must be mindful of animals' health and welfare throughout the parade. Any animal that appears to be in distress due to heat, dehydration or other reason MUST be removed  from the parade immediately. 

    Parade Route
    All parade participants are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner.

    All automobiles must be driven by a licensed vehicle operator.

    During the parade, the driver must maintain 20'-30' (2-3 car lengths) from the preceding unit.

    Hard candy and/or other handouts may be handed out along the parade route. Any items thrown or tossed from moving vehicles is strictly prohibited.

    No firearms shall be fired, and no open flames allowed.

    No parade entries will be permitted to discharge firecrackers, caps, blanks, incendiary devices or other equipment that might startle or excite animals in the parade.

    All floats MUST have a fire extinguisher.

    NO alcoholic beverages in staging area or on any parade entry at any time before or during the parade. Bottled water or soft drinks are permitted.

    For safety reasons, no one may step on or off a float or any motorized unit until it is at a COMPLETE stop. NO person is allowed to ride on a running board, hood, roof or vehicle fender.

    Parade Movement
    The continuity and movement of the parade is essential for the safety and enjoyment of all spectators and participants. As such, all parade entries must continue in a forward motion at all times. No units may stop to perform or address the crowds anywhere along the parade route unless your unit is specifically notified to stop by Liberty Township staff or a safety or law enforcement officer.

    Weather and Water
    To help avoid the heat, we will be starting the parade at approximately 9:00 a.m. Please be sure to bring water and hand misters for your entry team, (participants and animals). The parade will go on rain or shine, so be prepared for the weather forecasted for the day.

    Judging will take place on the Township's Facebook page the week following the parade. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 14 via the Township's social media pages.

  8. By signing the entry application you have agreed to the following:*

    I/we acknowledge that I/we have read and understand the parade rules and regulations. I/we understand that any violation may result in removal from the parade and possible denial of entry in future parades or Township events.

    Liberty Township will NOT be responsible for any injury, damage or loss that may occur to any person, animal or equipment belonging to entrant, its agents, servants, or employees; or to any other person or property. 

    I / We expressly INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Liberty Township, its elected and appointed officers, agents and employees from any and all liabilities or claims made by me or my organization / group, my / our heirs and any other individuals or entities as a result of any of my / our actions in connection with my / our participation in this event. 

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