Submit entries for the LAHS homecoming parade

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By Special to the Monitor

The  Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade is slated for Sept. 21. 

Staging begins at 2 p.m. on 4th Street and Central Avenue, at the Canyon School parking lot. The parade send-off will begin at 3 p.m. Walkers should stage on the west side of the Canyon School parking lot, while floats/trailers should only stage on the east side of the parking lot. This arrangement is different from last year.

The parade will step off at the intersection of 4th Street and Central Avenue at 3 p.m. Parade participants should arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. The parade will head down Central Avenue, past the judges’ stand in front of Starbucks, finishing on Rose Street. 

Walking participants will be directed to the United Church parking lot, while driving participants must drive to the Griffith or Mesa parking lot before unloading their participants. 

This year’s homecoming parade theme is “Breaking the Broncos,” in reference to Kirtland Central.

Entry fees range from $10-$15,  make checks payable to LAHS. Payments must be hand delivered to the LAHS bookkeeper, located near the main entrance, in the new building. Floats and trailers will receive their judging number when the application is dropped off.

Parade rules

• Do not throw candy. Candy must be handed out by walkers. Tossing candy encourages small children to run into the street, creating a safety hazard.

• All drivers must be 21 or older.

• Maintain your interval and the pace of the parade. If your group has walkers who are unable to hold the pace of the parade, your group must provide a vehicle on which they may ride.

• Under no circumstances should participants in one entry interfere with participants in other entries.

• All riders on floats must have something secure to hold on to. Do not overload floats or vehicles.

• Jumping on and off floats is absolutely prohibited.

• The float sponsor or their adult designee is required to be with students during the parade.

• Any improper language or suggestive graphics will be removed from floats before the parade. Exercise sound judgment; parades are family events.

 • Each group is responsible for helping clean up the staging area, United Church and Sullivan Field parking lots before leaving the area.