Information

  • DATE & TIME OF PARADE: Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:30pm until approximately 4pm. (rain or shine)
  • TIME OF PARADE MARSHALLING: All participating units will be requested to check in no later than 1:30pm.
  • PARADE ROUTE & LENGTH: The parade will move from Federal Road to Michael Drive onto Wright Avenue & south on Chippewa Street.
  • FLOATS: that are to be judged are to line up on Lynn Street
  • WALKING UNITS: To shorten the distance for walkers they may wait in the church parking lot until their parade position passes.
  • PARADE NUMBERING: A member of the parade staff will contact all participants on their parade number the week before the parade. A list of all parade entries and their position will be posted  along Michael Drive
  • PARADE REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, APRIL 23rd
  • QUESTIONS: Clif Lehner – 989-506-4728 or clehner50@gmail.com

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The organizers of this parade reserve the right to accept or reject any parade applicant.

Parade participants must follow the instructions from the parade staff.

Parade staff reserves the right to remove any unit from the parade lineup for any reason or

 cause without advance notice.

CANDY AND MATERIALS MAY BE HANDED OUT IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO PREVENT

 SPECTATORS FROM ENTERING THE STREET.  

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ARE FORBIDDEN ON

 AND ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE.

All entries must be properly identified with signs or banners with the name of organization. This is

 not a commercial parade – please NO sales messages. There will be a parade announcer.

Adults MUST be present when children are riding floats. Children MUST remain seated at all

 times.

Drivers of motorized vehicles must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and

 proper insurance.

A maximum of 20 walkers are permitted to walk with your entry.

Keep watch to prevent openings from forming in the parade.

Equestrian and animal units must provide their own accompanying clean-up personnel

All parade participants are required to conduct themselves in such a manner as not to infringe on

 the rights of those people living in and along the staging or disband areas and the parade route.

ANY BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION, OR PERSON FAILING TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES WILL IMMEDIATELY BE REMOVED FROM THE PARADE ROUTE AND PROHIBITED FROM ALL FUTURE EVENTS!

Posts

Contact information for former SMSF Queen court members needed

Clif Lehner is working to get in touch with former SMSF Queen court members so that he can invite them to participate during the parade on Sunday. He is seeking […]

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SMSF Parade will feature Shepherd High School graduates from 1958 and 1959

Part of the parade for the 60th year celebration will be devoted to 1958 and 1959.  We need about 16 people willing to ride in the parade representing the Shepherd […]

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Sharon Cole is Named Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Parade Grand Marshal

The Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival is proud to announce that Sharon Cole will lead the parade at the 60th anniversary Maple Syrup Festival on Sunday, April 29th. The parade will […]

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Former members of Past Festival Queen’s Courts Invited to participate in the 2018 SMSF Parade

In celebration of the 60th annual Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival, parade chairman Clif Lehner is inviting all former members of queens’ courts to participate in the 2018 Shepherd Maple Syrup […]

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Parade committee seeking items manufactured between 1957-1959

The parade committee is looking items to include in the parade which were manufactured between 1957 and 1959. Items such as: Clothing Cars Tractors Pickups station wagons camping trailers fire […]

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Parade Floats Needed

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 […]

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2014 SMSF Parade Photo Gallery

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2016 SMSF Parade Photo Gallery

Here are photos taken during the SMSF Parade in 2016.

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Parade to honor Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival’s 60th Anniversary

The theme for the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival parade, taking place on Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m., will be “Celebrate Sixty” in honor of the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival […]

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