2018 Homecoming Parade
Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Durant High School invite you to be a part of the 2018 Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 11 in Durant! The theme is “Out of this World” and starts at 12th & Main at 6:30 p.m. After the Parade, head to Market Square (1st & Evergreen) for games, food trucks and a concert by Wasetta Switch.
PARADE ENTRY INFORMATION:
**CHANGED!** PARADE LINE-UP: Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. Entries should enter S 22nd Street from Arkansas, continue south to Mississippi, turn east (left) on Mississippi to S 21st Street then turn north (left) and proceed toward Arkansas to begin line-up as directed by parade personnel. A police escort will lead the parade line up west down Arkansas and to the corner of 12th & Main when the parade is to begin. Entries with multiple vehicles should first gather together off-site, then enter into the line up together. Please do not park vehicles at or block Pizza Hut, the Social Security Office or Stage parking lots. Walkers should gather at Social Security Office parking lot and get with their float when it arrives on 12th Street to enter the parade route. For more information on Parade Lineup, please contact Jon Hazell at Durant High School at 580-775-3039. See Map of Parade Line-up/Staging Area here
PARADE ROUTE: The parade route begins at the intersection of North 12th Avenue and Main Street. Entries will proceed east down Main Street through Downtown to the intersection of North 1st Avenue, at which point the parade will turn left (north) onto North 1st Avenue. The parade will then disperse at Beech Street and 1st Avenue.
CANDY STATIONS: Due to safety concerns, candy will not be handed out in the Parade, however there are several candy stations provided by businesses at the following intersections along the parade route:
11th & Main – North Side - Brown’s Funeral Home
10th & Main – North Side - Farmers Insurance – Dayton Booth
9th & Main – South Side - Hoyte Chrysler
9th & Main – North Side - Blackburn Plumbing
7th & Main – North Side - Aaron’s Sales & Lease
7th & Main – South Side - Bryan Co. Democratic Party
5th & Main – South Side - Vyve Broadband
5th & Main – North Side - Bell Tower Event Center
3rd & Main – North Side - Cricket Wireless
2nd & Main – South Side - People First Industries
2nd & Main – North Side - Choctaw Nation Early Head Start
ENTRIES/JUDGING INFO: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall will be award in each of the judging categories: Durant, Southeastern, Community. Your entry should be plainly marked with the name of your organization on the right side of your entry (passenger side) to assist judges in their scoring. Judges and Announcer stand is located on the southeast corner of 4th and Main St. at Mickle Law Office. Entries must reflect the “OUT OF THIS WORLD” theme to be eligible for judging. Entries will be judged on Theme Relevance, Creativity and Visual Appeal.
WEATHER: In case of inclement weather, please check back here at www.durantchamber.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/durantchamber (Durant Area Chamber of Commerce) for any updates on parade status.
REMEMBER: **Due to safety concerns, candy will not be permitted to be distributed from any entry along the parade route (even from walkers). Please note it is against the law to throw anything from moving floats or vehicles. Candy stations will be provided throughout the parade route. Entries distributing candy at any point on the parade route will be asked to leave the parade.**
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