Larry Stranberg and Ron Malmas work on the Daybreak Rotary 2012 float that held Rotary exchange students.

Larry Stranberg and Ron Malmas work on the Daybreak Rotary 2012 float that held Rotary exchange students.

Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade shaping up

The Daybreak Rotary’s Williams Lake Stampede Parade is shaping up to be another fun event for the whole family.

The Daybreak Rotary’s Williams Lake Stampede Parade is shaping up to be another fun event for the whole family.

As of Wednesday there were 41 entries for the parade brought to you this year with the themes 4 and H. The first prize for the theme entry is $500 cash. Second prize is $250 cash.

All entries will be judged automatically for best theme entry.

There are entry categories for people of all ages and numerous different interests.

In the equine category there are entries for best dressed cowboy and cowgirls, horse group, buggy/wagon.

Float categories include municipal; commercial; youth and community group.

There are also band, automotive, mascot, clowns, and youth categories.

In the automotive category categories include antique car or truck (1900 to 1950); classic car/truck (1950 to 2006); special interest car or truck; best decorated rig; best stock car.

In the youth category there are ribbons for best dressed girl and boy under age 14.

Those who want to get in on the fun but don’t have time to put together an entry might enjoy being a parade volunteer. More volunteers are needed to keep the event organized and on track.

People who would like to become parade volunteers are asked to call Lori Macala at 250-305-8559.

Honorary parade marshals this year are Bill and Lyn Stafford, longtime 4-H Club supporters and volunteers.

The annual parade takes place Saturday, June 28 starting at 10 a.m.

Check-in time is 7 a.m. at the corner of Comer Street and Second Avenue and judging happens between 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

The parade entry fee is $20 for a decorated entry and $150 for an undecorated entry. Registration forms are available in the Tribune; at Papyrus Printing; the Williams Lake Information Centre.

Registration forms must be returned to Papyrus Printing at 111 North Second Avenue.

Out of town entrants can fax both pages of the form to 250-392-3030.


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