2018 HOMECOMING PARADE
The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us by participating in the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Be sure to enter the "Parade Float Contest". The theme of the 2018 Homecoming Festival is “SALUTE AMERICA!”. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the "Parade Float Contest".
To be entered in the parade, you must go to our website www.strongsvillechamber.com click the Parade Application Tab and submit the form by July 1, 2018.
Wear your patriotic clothing, have fun and be creative with your "Parade Float" entry!!
Note the following important information regarding this year's event!
- The parade will begin on Pearl Road at Progress Drive as usual, and will end at Westwood Dr. All marchers and automobiles will be asked to turn left into Westwood Dr. and continue to the Recreation Center parking lot. Large commercial vehicles may be allowed to proceed south on Pearl when exiting the parade at the discretion of the Strongsville Police Department / Chamber of Commerce.
- Any parade entrant that is neither a Strongsville Chamber of Commerce Member, Strongsville based charitable organization, or a 2018 Homecoming Sponsor will be charged a nonrefundable $250.00 entry fee payable to the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce at the time of registration. If applicable to your entry, please include your fee with the registration form. The determination of the applicability of this fee is solely at the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce's discretion.
- Each entry is allocated approximately 25 feet of space in the parade. Entries requiring additional space should contact the Chamber of Commerce office for details by July 1, 2018, which request for additional space be determined shall be determined is the sole discretion of the Chamber of Commerce.
- Ice cream, popsicles or other frozen treats may not be distributed by parade participants as their popularity among the children viewing the parade creates unnecessary danger and delays. The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to prohibit distribution of items, in its discretion.
For the safety of the children attending the parade, no candy, food items, or materials of any kind may be distributed from any car, truck or vehicle. The Chamber of Commerce requires that all parade participants planning to distribute candy or other permissible items, as determined is the sole discretion of the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce, use individuals walking at a safe distance from vehicles to provide treats or items curbside.
Participants shall not throw candy or any other items from the vehicles or engage in any other behavior that may create a risk of harm to others.
The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce reserves its right to exclude or remove from the Parade any participants failing to adhere to these requirements, without refund of any amounts paid to participate in the Parade.
Your placement in the Homecoming Parade is the sole discretion of the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce.
The parade route, your entry-location number and any last minute information will be communicated to you the week prior to the parade. Please be certain to include the e-mail address, contact name, and phone number on your entry form.
All participants in the parade must enter from Westwood and Alameda to their staging area. There will be no drop offs at Pearl and Progress.
Thank you for participating in this outstanding hometown tradition. If you have any questions, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 440-238-3366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce