and Swannanoa
North Carolina

2016 Christmas Parade Application

2016 PARADE INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016 Time: Judging at 3pm Parade starts at 4 p.m.
Theme: Peace on Earth Entry Fee: $20 non-refundable fee per entry

Cancellation: Parade will not be cancelled due to weather conditions unless cancelled by parade officials.

Line-Up: Line up will begin at 2:30 pm. Please check in with parade officials for line-up number and position. Floats and entries will be lined up around Tractor Supply, Black Mountain Elementary School, beside Super 8 Motel, and on Flat Creek Road.

Awards: To be judged, units/floats must be decorated and in their assigned positions by 3 pm.
Entries will be judged (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Identification: All entries must be decorated and have a sign or banner identifying their organization, church, school, sport, etc.

Music: Entries are encouraged to use appropriate music and creativity to add to the festive atmosphere of the parade.

Regulations: All entries must be decorated appropriate for the theme: Peace on Earth. No one may be dressed as Santa or Mrs. Claus.. Entries shall not be controversial or political in nature.
No one may distribute literature of any kind. No consumption of alcoholic beverages.
All children under the age of 12 must have adult chaperones. Participants riding floats must ride inside – no sitting on edges or dangling feet. Children must be securely seated and supervised. Please use extreme caution if disbursing candy.

Animals: Animals must be trained and accustomed to being controlled under parade conditions. Dogs must be on a leash. Horses must be provided with sanitation measures – bagging, diapering, or “scoopers” to follow and clean up waste in the staging/parking areas and along the parade route. Responsible signature required on application.

Vehicles: All vehicles used in the parade should be fully insured and driven by licensed drivers.
Motorcycles, motorbikes, scooters, go-carts, and 4-wheelers are not allowed in the parade. Motorcycles ride as a group in front of the parade (leaving from Moose Lodge, Ridgecrest).
Each party agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the other party from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, cost or expenses arising out of bodily injury of any person or property damage, but only to the extent that such claims are caused by negligence, misconduct, or other fault of the indemnitor, its agents, employees, or contractors. Drivers must have a full range of vision or spotters and must maintain a safe speed with a space of 1 car length between entries.

Route: The parade will begin at Flat Creek Road and proceed west along State Street to Craigmont Road. The parade will end at Craigmont Road intersection. Large vehicles should proceed on Hwy 70 until they can disburse – do not turn onto narrow Craigmont Road. Smaller vehicles may turn onto Craigmont Road if proceeding to Lake Tomahawk. Please do not try to re-enter State Street until all parade entries have disbursed and normal traffic has resumed.

Applications: Applications must be completed in full and submitted with fee to the Chamber office by Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to restrict, limit, accept or reject any unit at any time.

For more information: Black Mountain/Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce – 828-669-2300

Peace on Earth

Entry (Organization) Name:___________________________________________

Contact Person: _____________________________________________________

Telephone: __________________(day) ___________________(cell)__________________

Email: ______________________________ fax: ______________________

Address: ______________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: __________________________________________________

Entry descriptions: vehicle, float, marchers, etc
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Approximate number of people in group:
Riding: _____ Marching/Walking: ____ Approximate length of entry ____

Each entry $20: # of entries ____________ Amount paid:____________

Return to: Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce
201 E. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone-669-2300 Fax – 669-1407 E-mail bmchamber@juno.com

Participant Agreement:
Each party agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the other party from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, cost, or expenses arising out of bodily injury of any person or property damage, but only to the extent that such claims are caused by negligence, misconduct or other fault of the indemnitor, its agents, employees or contractors. All vehicles used in the parade shall be fully insured and driven by licensed drivers.

Participation grants the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce the exclusive right to use in any media; name, likeness, photos, or reproduction of performance for promotion, advertising or otherwise.

Parade applicant signature assures that applicant has read, understands, and agrees to all regulations and conditions of parade participation.

Signed: ________________________________________ Date:____________

****Units with horses must have the person responsible for clean up behind the animals, sign below that they
will follow rules – Application is not complete and will not be accepted without this signature.

_________________________ ___________________________ _______________________
Printed Name of Person responsible Signature Contact phone #
for animal clean up.

Music Schedule

http://www.exploreblackmountain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Music-Schedule-for-June-21-27-2017.pdf

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Music Schedule for
June 21 -27, 2017

Upcoming Events

Sun 25

Palaces for the People – Guastavino Exhibit

Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, December 2 @ 5:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
223 West State St
Black Mountain NC 28711
Sun 25

Art exhibit “Mountain Spring”

Friday, May 5 @ 8:00 am - Tuesday, August 1 @ 5:00 pm
Sun 25

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, May 6 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
130 Montreat Rd.
Black Mountain NC 28711
Sun 25

Galley Show – “Less is More”

Friday, May 12 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, July 9 @ 12:00 am
The Red House Studios & Gallery
310 W. State St.
Black Mountain NC 28711
Sun 25

Looking for You – Photography by Rimas Zailskas

Saturday, May 20 @ 12:00 am - Friday, June 30 @ 12:00 am
Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
2160 Hwy US 70
Swannanoa NC 28778