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Morn. Twilight: 5:17 A.M.
Sunrise: 5:51 A.M.
Sunset: 9:01 P.M.
Duration: 15h, 10m
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Florence Days Parade - 2018

Event Details

Saturday, May 12th, 2018: Florence Days Parade:

2018 Parade Theme: Building a Strong Community

2018 Parade Grand Marshal: Sisters of Notre Dame

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 Florence Stables Horse Parade fifty-nine years ago (1959).  It grew.

For the eleventh year (since 2008), it was on the second weekend, the same as Mother's Day weekend.

Photos of past parades: 2007200620052004

The 2018 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 2018 Honor Guard, the Boy Scouts Troop 20.

The 2018 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.

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Additional information provided by the Florence Historical Foundation for parade entries:

Float judging was during the parade. Floats are judged on:

  1. Theme
  2. Originality
  3. Action
  4. Costumes
  5. Construction Time
  6. Group Participation

Awards for floats are: 1st place - $200.00, 2nd place - $100.00, and 3rd place - $50.00

First Place Trophies was given for Horse Groups, Drill Teams, and Marching Bands.

Monies for floats and trophies for horse groups and marching bands are awarded after the parade at the grandstand. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEND A REPRESENTATIVE BACK TO THE GRANDSTAND AFTER THE PARADE.

Entries closed on April 27, 2018. You are notified by mail what your number was 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 so make sure the application 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 were.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PULL CONTROVERSIAL ENTRIES

See you soon

Dick Brown
Historical Florence Days Committee
HM: 402-451-4737
WK: 402-453-6688