Registrations are now being accepted for those wanting to enter a float in the 15th Estherville Sweet Corn Days parade to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Any type of parade entry is welcome: floats, cars, trucks, farm equipment, musical groups, animals or clowns representing any private or public community group, business or organization.
Qualified entries can enter the judged portion of the parade. To be eligible, entries must be a float, have the theme "Elements of a Good Life," and the entry must be on a hayrack or trailer. There will be two categories for judging: commercial (businesses) and non-commercial (organizations). The winner in each category will receive $100 in Estherville Bucks and their name will be included on a traveling trophy.
The annual Estherville Sweet Corn Days parade traditionally last around an hour. Take time now to register an entry in the 2012 parade which will take place Saturday, Aug. 4.
Lineup for parade entrants will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 4 at South 18th St.
All participants in the parade must keep pace with the Honor Guard or the entry will need to be towed or on a trailer. In addition, no candy or other items can be thrown from a moving parade entry. It's recommended that anyone who wants to hand out items gets someone to walk along and hand out items to those standing alongside the road.
The registration deadline for the Sweet Corn Days Parade is Wednesday July 25. If you are not pre-registered you will be placed in the rear of the parade and the announcers will not know who you are. Forms can be downloaded from www.estherville.org, and returned to the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce office at 620 South First St., or faxed to 712-362-7742.
The 15th Estherville Sweet Corn Days will be held Aug. 2-5 in Estherville. For more information on this and other events in the Estherville area, please visit www.estherville.org.