Saturday, October 129:30 a.m.
The Homecoming Parade is one of Ball State's greatest traditions! Ball State campus organizations and Muncie community businesses and groups enter floats, cars, bands, horses, and even golf carts to show off their Cardinal Pride!
BANDS 1st place: Muncie Southside High School 2nd place: Mississinewa High School 3rd place: Muncie Central High School 4th place: Cowan High School
Parade Entry Form
GENERAL INFORMATION - ALL ENTRIES: Lineup will begin at 8:00 a.m. at Muncie Central High School (south parking lot). Please enter at the stop light in front of the school. The parade will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please arrange to be dropped off at the parade site or ride on the float/vehicle you plan to drive in the parade. There will be no additional space for parking vehicles not used in the parade.
The parade theme is "There's No Place Like Homecoming!" Judges will be looking for floats that reflect the theme. Your parade unit must clearly display the name of your business/organization. There will be volunteers on site to direct you into the lot to your designated space. It is the responsibility of the participating organization to remove its entry from the parade route and campus immediately following the parade. All parade forms and payment must be submitted by Thursday, September 26 to ensure all mailings can be completed in time. Sorry, no entries will be added after this date.
FLOAT ENTRIES: All campus floats must get a police escort to the lineup site. For an escort, contact the University Police Department at 285-1111.
CAR/WALKING ENTRIES: A separate entry form must be submitted for each car/walking unit entered in the parade. For safety reasons, the vehicle should carry a reasonable and sensible number of individuals (i.e., a full-sized automobile is limited to a maximum of five individuals).
GOLF CART ENTRIES: Golf cart units consist of one driver, with a maximum of ten walkers. Decorating materials must not exceed $200 and may consist of anything not damageable to the cart. Major decorations may be assembled beforehand (see measurements in diagram).
STUDENT WATCH SECTION - Want to watch the parade with your friends and compete for extra Homecoming Pride Points? Come hang out and enjoy refreshments and games in front of North Quad (grassy area by the scramble light) while watching the parade! Homecoming Pride Points will be awarded in a variety of ways that day, so come support your hall! . The first 100 spectators will receive a free Ball State Homecoming toboggan hat!
For additional information, contact Courtney Stetzel, Parade Chair, at the Homecoming Office, (765) 285-7051 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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