Upon viewing a home movie of a very early Maple Syrup Festival parade I thought why not bring back some of the same look. This year is the 60th Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival. The parade is the feature event of the festival. A goal for this year’s parade is to include more local involvement from non-profits. The SMSF committee offers prize money for the three best float entries ($300 to $100).

This year the committee will help cover the cost of float building material (up to $200) to any non-profit. The float must relate to this year’s theme. “Celebrate Sixty”. To allow the parade coordinator to manage a parade budget, any non-profit must follow guidelines available from the parade coordinator. Agreement to follow guide lines for reimbursement must be done April 14, 2018.

Secondly a non-profit may receive a payment for participation in the parade. This may include wearing costumes, carrying parade signs, forming marching units or any other form of entertainment that the parade coordinator determines entertaining.

If interested contact Clif Lehner via email at clehner50@gmail.com or by phone either at 828-5977 or 506-4728.