IBC Youth Parade Under the Stars Application
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M.
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Parade Theme: Tradition's Glow
Energy pulsates through the streets of Laredo with this year's parade theme --- Tradition’s Glow. Spark your imagination and take the time to light up the Celebration with your most creative and colorful designs. We want to highlight what makes the Celebration an integral part of the history of our great city and show why it has become a beacon of entertainment to Laredoans and visitors alike. The Celebration’s glow and positive atmosphere brings out the best that Laredo has to offer and we hope you can capture some of that magic with your incredible and elaborate creations.
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2019
It is your responsibility to submit this entry form, fees, liability form on or before the deadline of Thursday, December 5, 2019. No late entries will be accepted.
Mandatory Orientation Meeting
The Mandatory Orientation Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the IBC Annex Ballroom (2nd Floor) located at 2416 Jacaman Rd.

Parade Entry Numbers, Maps, and Instructions will be issued at this meeting. Each entry is limited to a 40' by 20' foot print. Please contact the office at 956-722-0589 if your entry exceeds this amount. All floats/entries need to check in thru Lafayette -- you will obtain parade entry number and fire permit (if applicable) there. Citations will be given along the route to those entries who do not follow the rules and guidelines. Those cited risk not being considered for parade judging. Cited entries also risk placement and inclusion in subsequent parades. The Washington's Birthday Celebration Parade Committee will be available to answer any questions or concerns about your entry.
Parade Script
Please submit a script that is only one paragraph in length (5 sentences long only) to be read by the emcee. Failure to submit script by Thursday, February 6, 2020 will result in only entry name being read.

Please email your parade script(s) to: parades@wbcalaredo.org. Your parade script will only be accepted via email in a word document file.

Schools that have more than one entry will be arranged in the parade line up according to your principal’s instructions.

This line-up order request does not guarantee parade entries that do not submit individual parade applications, entry forms, participant release forms, and fees for each entry unit.
Participant Release Forms
All participant release forms need to be submitted on or before Thursday, February 6, 2020 - No Exceptions.

Individuals who will walk with a float entry must be 18 years or older and must complete a participant's release form.

They must also have a WBCA Issued Bracelet to be allowed on the route.
Entry Fees
An entry fee is required from each unit payable upon submission of the entry form.

The entry fee is $20.00 for each non-profit or tax-exempt organization and $250.00 for commercial entries.

ALL Floats and any Vehicles with a generator or electrical inverters must pay an additional $20.00 fee for the City of Laredo Fire Department Permit for each parade.

There are no refunds for canceling your parade entry.
Number of Entries Limit
Entry in the IBC Youth Parade is by invitation only. WBCA reserves the right to reject any applications.
Due to the growth of our school population and parade time restraints, the IBC Youth Parade Committee must now limit the number of entries from each of the categories below to the following:

HIGH SCHOOLS 4 ENTRIES EACH
MIDDLE SCHOOLS 3 ENTRIES EACH
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 2 ENTRIES EACH
ORGANIZATIONS 2 ENTRIES EACH
CAR CLUBS 1 ENTRY (2 VEHICLES)


Principals are strongly encouraged to coordinate their school’s entries in order to comply with restrictions. We look forward to you being part of the IBC Youth Parade. Should you require additional information, please call the WBCA office at (956)722-0589.
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