Dear Carnation Parade Participant,
As Chairman of the 2013 Carnation Festival Parade in Wheat Ridge, I would like personally to invite your organization to participate in our 44th Annual Carnation Parade down 38th Avenue on Saturday, August 17 at 10:00 AM.
The Parade is just one part of our Carnation Festival celebration, which kicks off on Friday, August 16 at Anderson Park (44th Avenue and Field Street) and finishes on Saturday, August 17. There will be a midway, food and games, crafts and exhibits, live music, an art show, fireworks, and great fun for kids of all ages!
I’ve included some information and an entry form for your participation in this year’s Parade. Please get involved! It’s fun and it’s free! All you have to do is to think of an enjoyable way for your group to join in the Parade.
Please return the completed form ASAP to ensure entry, and please no later than August 1. This will assist us in organizing the Parade.
The Carnation Festival Committee very much appreciates the generous Parade donations that Parade participants have made over the years. The Festival can boast that the Parade has always been free to all participants and also is one of the few parades in the Denver metro area that doesn’t charge an entry fee. The Festival Committee intends to continue this tradition because it helps keep the Parade open to everyone and also enhances a spirit of friendship and enjoyment. I do recognize that the Parade participants devote time, energy, and expense to preparing their entries, and for this I would like to extend thanks from the Festival Committee. The Parade does, however, have expenses such as sound system rental, printing and mailing costs, and supplies for our Parade volunteers. Your contributions support not only the Parade, but also the Festival as a whole – including the fireworks display, the entertainment, and the art show, all of which are free for our community. If your organization can make a donation to support the Parade and Festival this year, we would much appreciate your generosity. You can donate along with your entry form or use the “Donate” button on the Festival web site (http://thecarnationfestival.com/).
Please email or call if there are questions – I promise to respond to all messages. Please note that I will on vacation June 16-22, but will respond to emails and phone messages upon my return.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 17 for a great time! We look forward to seeing you.
4325 Iris St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033