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Plans have begun for the 59th Annual Salem Christmas Parade which is co-sponsored by the Salem-Roanoke County
Chamber of Commerce and Salem Kiwanis Club. It is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. If bad
weather forces cancellation, the parade will be rescheduled for Monday, December 7, 2015.
The parade committee invites you to enter a float, marching unit or an appropriate novelty decorated with a Christmas
Theme. An entry fee of $50 is required to process your application. A $40 entry fee will be charged for NON-Profit
organizations. Your entry fee covers parade promotional expenses as well as mailings and prizes.
We ask your cooperation on the following points:
WE CANNOT PROCESS LATE REGISTRATIONS - PLEASE MAIL YOUR ENTRY TODAY!
Entries must be postmarked on or before November 13th.
A late fee of $20.00 will be added to entries submitted after this date.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE ALL PARTICIPATES AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING RULES:
1. NO OBJECTS OF ANY KIND ARE TO BE THROWN OR DISTRIBUTED ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE BY PARADE
PARTICIPANTS. THIS ACTIVITY WILL CAUSE YOUR ENTRY TO BE REMOVED FROM THE PARADE. DO NOT
DITRIBUTE CANDY, FLYERS, ETC.
2. DO NOT USE A LIVE SANTA CLAUSE ON YOUR FLOAT. THE “OFFICIAL” SANTA WILL RIDE ON THE FIRE TRUCK
AT THE END OF THE PARADE.
3. NO LIVE ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARADE.
4. VEHICLES AND FLOATS ENTERED IN THE PARADE MUST BE DECORATED WITH A CHRISTMAS THEME. FAILURE
TO COMPLY WILL CAUSE YOUR ENTRY TO BE REMOVED FROM THE LINE-UP AND YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE
JUDGED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
NOTE: ANY VIOLATIONS TO THE ABOVE WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE 2016 SALEM
CHRISTMAS PARADE.
All parade entries will be judged and prizes will be presented to the entries with the best marching group, the best
religious theme, the best old-fashioned Christmas theme and the best children’s group.
Please complete the enclosed entry form and return it to the chamber before the deadline of November 14th. Details
and directions concerning the place and time of line-up and your unit number will be sent to you by November 21st.
Please be sure the contact on your registration form is the PERSON RESPONSIBLE for your parade entry.
The Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse late registrations.
If you have any questions you may call the Chamber of Commerce at: 540-387-0267.