Plan now to be part of 2014 county fair parade
Please join the 54th Annual Lincoln County Fair parade through downtown Troy on Sunday, July 6 at 5 p.m. This event draws thousands of people to the area to kick off the week-long fair. The parade will head east from Troy Middle School on West College to Main, south on Main to Monroe, and lastly, east on Monroe to Fairgrounds Park (city park). A map is available on www.troyonthemove.com and www.lincolncountyfair.net.
Everyone is welcome! Parade organizers are inviting all county school bands, cheerleaders, drill teams, and dancers to walk the parade route. All clowns, pets, bikes, horses, antique cars/tractors, business vehicles, and floats are welcome. Boy and Girl Scouts, area clubs, and queens and kings of various events are asked to participate. City and county officials and politicians are also asked to take part.
There are two categories of floats that will be judged. The youth division will be for those 18 years old and younger. The adult division will be for those 19 years old and over including businesses. Floats will be judged on the following criteria:
1) Promotes theme: Raised on Country Sunshine;
2) Has an effective message;
3) Draws attention; and
4) Holds attention. Floats must not be over 12 feet high. Judged floats will be those who return a completed entry form by June 27. This entry form can be found in the Lincoln County Fair Book or on either website http://www.lincolncountyfair.net or www.troyonthemove.com.
Prize money for floats will be awarded in the below categories for both divisions.
• Grand Champion: $500 Reserve Champion: $250.
• All blue ribbon floats: $100; all red ribbon floats: $75 and all white ribbon floats: $50
The parade is sponsored by the Troy Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Lincoln County Fair.
All vehicles that will go through the parade route must enter for line-up through the Clonts Field entrance off Hwy. 47. Drop-off vehicles and parking will need to be found elsewhere.
Judged floats will be those who return a completed attached entry form by June 27. General entries DO NOT need to complete an entry form and will NOT be judged. General entries must arrive by 4 p.m. for line-up. Semis and political entries must arrive by 2 p.m. on the day of the parade and must notify Megan McQuoid at 314-540-0088 that you will be participating.
Please take note of the Troy City Ordinance: No candy may be thrown during parade. You may have people walking to hand out candy. Parade officials require that all horses wear a diaper or have a clean-up crew. Bikes and motorcycles must not be operated recklessly and must stay within parade diameters by not driving close to the crowd. Participants and spectators must obey directions from city and/or county police officers.
General guidelines: Business and political entries are limited to two units. A unit is described as any motorized or horse drawn conveyance. A pull vehicle and connected trailer are considered one unit. If entries/vehicles would like to go through parade route together, entries/vehicles must arrive together. Parade entries must be dressed and act in a family friendly, G Rated, manner.
“We hope you can join us for a wonderful parade to celebrate the Lincoln County Fair!,” said McQuoid.
For general parade questions please call McQuoid at (314) 540-0088.
Questions about judged floats please call Troy Convention & Visitors Bureau at (636) 462-8769.