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Apple Festival Grand Parade

THEME:  "Do You Remember When..."

WHEN:  Saturday September 16, 2017
                Line-up Begins at 9:30 AM
                Parade Steps-Off at 11:00 AM

WHERE:  Line-Up by unit number at MMS
                Marching Bands line-up at Longfellow Park
                Parade begins at 20th Street, continues east on Walnut Street until 7th Street

EVENT PARTNERS: The Quality Connection, The Southern Illinoisan, & WSIL-TV 3

EVENT CHAIRS:  Bob Hall & Debbie Glodo - Co-Chairs

The Apple Festival Grand Parade is one of the longest in Illinois with fire engines, marching bands, floats, visiting royalty, horses, and many other unique entries. Over 100 units make this parade truly GRAND and enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors each year.

Featured 2017 Parade Participants

Grand Marshal: Lawanda Fager

Founder's Awards: TBA

Benefactor Award: TBA

Marching Bands interested in participating the Grand Parade should contact the Murphysboro Apple Festival offices
Phone: 618.684.3200
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Applications by Email

Applications for FLOATS, WALKING GROUPS, POM/DANCE GROUPS, VISITING ROYALTY, or VEHICLES should be sent by email to:
Debbie Glodo - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include the following information:
1. Group/entrant - please include a contact name, phone number, and mailing address
2. Type of unit - see above listed
3. Description of entry
4. 5-6 sentences describing the entry to be read as unit passes the reviewing stand

This email will serve as your application. When all four pieces of required information listed above has been received, your application will be confirmed by email.

QUESTIONS
Debbie Glodo
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or
Apple Festival Offices
Phone: 618.684.3200
(Messages will be returned as soon as possible)

**Parade Guidelines** 

  • No advertising in parade - Businesses may: 1.) build a themed float or, 2.) become an Event Partner of the Murphysboro Apple Festival. Please call or email the Apple Festival Offices for more information on partnership opportunities - Phone: 618.684.3200 - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • No objects may be thrown from moving vehicles during the parade and vehicles may not stop to throw items! 
  • No political units or political sponsors in the Grand Parade - The Parade Committee will continue the long-standing tradition of inviting the current Murphysboro Police Chief, Fire Chief, Mayor, City Aldermen and women, and the Jackson County Sheriff to participate in the parade by riding in vehicles at the front of the parade.
  • Reviewing Stand - Located at 13th Street and Walnut Street, on the north side of the intersection, as a part of the Arts & Crafts Fair entryway.
  • Float Judging - Please click on the link below for a sample form. Cash awards for top floats

Sample Judging Form


2016 Grand Parade Results

Floats

Clubs/Organizations

  1. General John A. Logan Museum & Lewis School
  2. Little Egypt Barbershop Chorus
  3. Liberty Theater

Business/Industry

  1. Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust
  2. First Bank & Trust Co of Murphysboro
  3. Silkworm, Inc.

Individuals/Churches

  1. Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
  2. Murphysboro High School Class of 1991
  3. Church of the Nazarene

Youth Groups/Classes

  1. General John A. Logan & Carruthers Schools
  2. St Andrew School
  3. Tammy's Tiny Tots

Queen's Award for Best Float

  • Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust

Mayor's Award for Most Beautiful Float

  • General John A. Logan & Carruthers Schools

President of the Chamber of Commerce Award for Most Original Float

  • General John A. Logan Museum & Lewis School

Poms

  1. Studio 84 Dance Studio
  2. The Beautiful Ones
  3. Servants for Christ Outreach Ministries, Praise Dance/Mime Group

Marching Bands

Class B

  1. Trico Jr/Sr High School
  2. Sesser-Valier High 
  3. NCOE High School (Norris City, IL)
  4. Cobden High School
  5. Shawnee Jr/Sr High School (Wolf Lake, IL)

    Drum Major: Sesser-Valier
    Auxiliary: Trico
    Percussion: Trico

Class A

  1. Pinckneyville High School
  2. Civic Memorial High School (Bethalto, IL)

    Drum Major: Pinckneyville
    Auxiliary: Pinckneyville
    Percussion: Pinckneyville

Class AA

  1. Harrisburg High School

    Drum Major: Harrisburg
    Auxiliary: Harrisburg
    Percussion: Harrisburg

Class AAA

  1. Waterloo High School

    Drum Major: Waterloo
    Auxiliary: Waterloo
    Percussion: Waterloo

Class Junior High/Middle School

  1. Pinckneyville Jr High School
  2. DuQuoin Middle School
  3. Anna Junior High School

    Drum Major: Pinckneyville
    Auxiliary: Pinckneyville
    Percussion: Pinckneyville

Phone: 618.684.3200
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