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Florence Days Parade - 2009

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Saturday, May 9th, 2009: Florence Days Parade:

2009 Parade Theme: Live Life Green

2009 Parade Grand Marshal: Linda Meigs (aka, "The Mill Lady"

Florence celebrates its heritage each year with a parade and lots of other activities.  The celebration is organized by the Florence Historical Foundation.  The parade continues a tradition that started with a Florence Stables Horse Parade 61 years ago (1959).  It grew.

For the second year (since 2008), it was on the second weekend, the same as Mother's Day weekend.

Photos of past parades: 2007200620052004

The 2009 parade was a very special parade so please send any photos you have.  The path traveled was from Redick Avenue to Fillmore Street.  The parade was led by the 2009 Honor Guard, the Boy Scouts Troop 20.

The 2009 parade was organized by Dick Brown of Dick's Place (for the Florence Historical Foundation), which is the barber shop in the old Toll Booth building located at 3010 Willit (next to the Bank of Florence).  The phone number at Dick's Place is 402-453-6688

Additional information provided by the Florence Historical Foundation for parade entries:

Float judging will be during the parade. Floats are judged on:

  1. Theme
  2. Originality
  3. Action
  4. Costumes
  5. Construction Time
  6. Group Participation

Awards for floats are: 1st place - $200.00, 2nd place - $100.00, and 3rd place - $50.00

Trophies for horse groups are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Monies for floats and trophies for horse groups are awarded after the parade at the grandstand. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEND A REPRESENTATIVE BACK TO THE GRANDSTAND AFTER THE PARADE.

Entries close May 1, 2009. You are notified a week in advance what your number will be in the parade. Please DO NOT CALL FOR YOUR NUMBER, a letter is sent to you explaining where and when to line up in Miller Park. Please get your entries in early. The earlier your entry is received, the closer to the front of the parade you will be.


Dick Brown
Historical Florence Days Committee
WK: 402-453-6688

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