Posted on | April 12, 2013 | Comments Off
The latest newsletter has been posted. You can download it here. We’ve also posted some of the content below for easier reading.
From the Editor:
Well the “parade season” is off to a great start! Even though the weather outside is still somewhat chilly, it is time to start thinking about the Fourth of July!
The committee has worked hard during the “off season” to put on another great parade. The March general meeting was well attended and already the entrant registrations are flowing in.
We think the theme – “Emblems of the Land I Love” – will encourage lots of creative entries. Remember: DECORATE!
Since last summer, lots of exciting things have been happening in Downtown Arlington and the road construction near UTA is complete. There should be lots of great spots to watch this year’s parade!
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Parade Fair this month. Come get great ideas and order parade T-shirts, created by an art contest winner from AISD!
What is a Parade Fair?
At the April General Meeting, we will be having our annual Parade Fair. What happens at the fair?
This is a great meeting, especially for first time parade entrants. At this meeting, you will be able to:
Talk to parade “veterans” about their experiences Get ideas for parade floats Look at pictures from past parades for inspiration
Find out about the bus barn and why it might be useful to your entry
See if having a float built by a professional would be right for your group
Set yourself up with a tractor to pull your float
Get a sneak peek at the parade route
Learn about important parade rules and changes to the rules for 2013
Chat with parade committee members
…and much, much more!!!
Don’t miss the Parade Fair!
The Parade Fair will be on 4/18/13 @ 7pm located in the City Council Briefing Chamber at 101 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX on the Third Floor.
Important dates to remember:
- Last day to submit Early Applications with the $25 Entry Fee is 5/16/13 at the General Meeting.
- Late Applications accepted between 5/17/13 and 6/1/13 with a Late Application fee of $25 ($50 total).
- No applications will be accepted started 6/2/13. No exceptions.
- You can submit an online application, and pay the fees, at http://participants.arlington4th.org/ (create an account and confirm your email address)
We have come up with another great theme for 2013!
“Emblems of the Land I Love”
It should provide a lot of opportunities for creative interpretations by parade entries! Start brainstorming now and remember that all entries MUST be decorated!
Posted on | April 4, 2013 | Comments Off
PayPal has been setup on the Participants Application site. If you’ve already sent in an application and haven’t paid, you can log back in, view your application, and click on the PayPal link at the bottom of the page. If you haven’t submitted your application yet, get it in before we take the application down!
If you have any issues, email the administrator and let me know. I’ll do what I can to help out and make this new system goes as smoothly as possible.
On a side note, if you’ve created an account and have yet to get your confirmation email, please let the admin know asap and he’ll get you the link needed to finish the process. It may have gotten lost in a spam folder but I can regenerate the link and send it manually to you.
Lets make this the best year yet!
Posted on | March 4, 2013 | Comments Off
I know I’m a few days late posting it but this years application is new and improved. It is now live here. PayPal linking is almost complete and we will notify the applications that have been submitted when it is ready. You can still submit the entry fee via mail or wait until it’s done and pay later.
Get those applications in and lets make this years parade the best yet!!!keep looking »