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The 2016 Westerly/Pawcatuck Columbus Day Parade will kick off at 1:10 PM, Sunday, October 9, 2016, from the corner of Tower and Granite Streets, Westerly. Rain Date is Monday, October 10, 2015, at 1:00 pm. In the event of inclement weather, please call our office at (401) 596-7761 after 9:00 am.

Narragansett Avenue & Ward Avenue
Report Time: 12:00 PM

Narragansett Avenue & Bellevue Avenue
Report Time: 12:30 PM

Narragansett Avenue & Top Street
Report Time: 1:00 PM

Please review these rules for marchers:

*There will be no distributions or fundraising by any car/group/float entry. No objects of any kind may be thrown, sprayed, or otherwise distributed to spectators from any entry. The only exception is the distribution of material from walkers with the car/group/float with prior written consent of the Parade Committee.

* No Signage should be displayed that is not in accordance with the theme of the celebration of the parade.

* The Division Marshal shall contact the Parade Chairman to review any signs/banners/or floats that they believe do not meet the theme of the parade.

* No political pamphlets/buttons should be distributed by Elected Officials or Candidates of any office.

* ONLY affiliated individuals of the entry may participate with any car/group/float.

* All Bands are to be dropped off at the Vose Street entrance (off Granite Street) to the WHS Football Field. Bands are asked to play as much music as possible throughout the parade route. Buses can pick up their units after the parade at the Central Baptist Church on Elm Street (200 yards after the finish).

* Rain Date is Monday, October 12, 2015, at 1:00 pm. In the event of inclement weather, please call our office at (401) 596-7761 after 9:00 am.

* It is mandatory that all groups, organizations, floats or vehicles enter at the Parade Entrance Booths on Narragansett Avenue only!

* Upon arrival at your Entrance Booth, please identify yourself to the Marshal, then proceed to your Division to meet your Division Marshal.

* All Elected Officials will be assigned a position in the Parade line-up. All Candidates for elective office must march at the end of Division 8 or at the end of Division 9

* Drivers of floats, vehicles and displays should review their units for safety. Please check all equipment throughout the parade route.

* All marchers are reminded to remain in formation throughout the parade.

* Please keep 150 feet between divisions and behind your Division Marshal.

* In the event first-aid is required, contact your Division Marshal. He will respond immediately.

* Anonymous judges will judge entries prior to the start of the parade in the following categories: Best Theme, Most Original and Most Colorful

* The parade reception (for parade participants ONLY) will be held at the Calabrese Club, Pleasant Street, Westerly, at 3:30 pm following the parade.




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