Build a float for the Fourth of July parade with a little help from a sponsor

Julie Reichle

Best Theme Winner in 2022, Crocker Dog Park, with their float featuring dogs and dog owners

From the May 21 Piedmont Recreation Department newsletter

Thanks to a few generous sponsors, the Fourth of July Committee is offering a $500 scholarship to neighborhoods who enter a float into this year’s Fourth of July parade. (Editor’s note: The “scholarship” is really more of a stipend, intended to help defray some of the costs associated with building a float and encourage more participation throughout the city, per an Exedra conversation with PRD.)

This year’s theme is “Small Town, Big Spirit”. Trophies for best entries include:

The Highland Saucer

The Highland Spoon

The Highland Cup*

There is so much you can do with items in your garage! Think of ways you can use that old paint or pipe insulation. Decorate the kids’ bikes and have them ride in the parade with you. Sky’s the limit when you are planning your DIY neighborhood float. Get creative and have fun!

To enter your float, contact Kathy Kelleher.

Liam Kelly, the Recreation Supervisor, along with the rest of the Piedmont Recreation Department in 2022

*The Piedmont Recreation Department challenges YOU to a ‘float-off’. PRD has won the Highland Cup the past two years…are you up for the challenge?

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