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Beckley Renaissance
407 S Kanawha St
Beckley, WV

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2013 Theme: A West Virginia Christmas

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Line-up at Park Middle School - floats line-up between 11 am and noon; children can arrive between noon and 12:30. Vehicles should enter from Woodlawn Ave turning onto Park Ave. Band only line-up at Chase Bank lot.

Deadline for entry: Dec. 5

Parade Route: Park Ave, right onto Third Ave, right onto Neville Street, left onto Heber Street, right onto Main Street, left onto Kanawha Street, left onto Prince Street, parade ends at Police Department

Float Competition: Floats will be judged before and during the parade for use of theme, color & originality. Judges' stand will be at Word Park on Neville Street. Please have the name of your group on your float clearly visible for judging. Float awards presented at Word Park.

Float Requirements: Length not to exceed 55; height not to exceed 13 feet; width not to exceed 8 feet. Materials must be able to stand up to rain or snow. Music on floats welcome.

Santa Claus: Santa will ride at the end of the parade - no other Santas will be permitted in the parade.

Emergency vehicles welcome in the parade - please NO LOUD SIRENS!

Horses: need to be bagged or provide clean-up

Spacing: please keep 12 feet between groups. DO NOT THROW CANDY OR OBJECTS. Someone may walk alongside to distribute. Try to keep the parade flowing without large gaps or stops.

Awards: Categories - Best overall, religious, commercial, organizations, schools, walking unit, animal unit, classic car, bands