Florence Days Parade - 2008
Saturday, May 10th, 2008: Florence Days Parade:
2008 Parade Theme: A Star Spangled Florence Celebration
2008 Parade Grand Marshal: Nebraska State Senator Lowen Kruse
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 horse club parade 57 years ago (1960). It grew.
Historically the third weekend of May, but this year, it is on the second weekend, the same as Mother's Day weekend.
The 2008 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 2008 Honor Guard, the Boy Scouts Troop 20.
The 2008 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:
- Construction Time
- 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, 2008. 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.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PULL CONTROVERSIAL ENTRIES
Historical Florence Days Committee