Florence Days Parade - 2010
Saturday, May 8th, 2010: Florence Days Parade:
2010 Parade Theme: Celebrate the Years - 50 Years of the Florence Parade and 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America
2010 Parade Grand Marshal: Kay Cole's Children, Karen Robey, Keith "Ed" Edquist, Dennis Rochford, and Edwin D. Kerr
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.
For the second year, it is on the second weekend, the same as Mother's Day weekend.
The 2010 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 2010 Honor Guard, the Boy Scouts Troop 20.
The 2010 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 and 2nd 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 April 24, 2010. You are notified by mail what your number in the parade will be. Please DO NOT CALL FOR YOUR NUMBER. A letter will be sent to you explaining where and when to line up in Miller Park, so make sure the card you are returning is filled out completely. Please get your entries in early. The earlier your entry is received, the closer to the front of the parade you will be.
FLORENCE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PULL CONTROVERSIAL ENTRIES
Historical Florence Days Committee