Alumni Day: June 10, 2017

Parade Theme: Celebrating 1952 - in honor of our 65th anniversary

 
Parade Chair-David Muzzy '69: Email David


PARADE ROUTE

Parade begins at Noon by leaving the lower parking lot along Taylor Street. It proceeds up Campbell Street, around Colburn Park, up School Street, onto Kimball Street, to Shaw Street to Bank Street and back down Campbell Street to Taylor Street and the lower parking lot.


2016 PARADE REPORT

On June 11th, the Alumni gathered again, displaying the spirit of the Raiders. Our Grand Marshals were two lovely ladies, Regis Jette, '38 and Nellie Russell, '38, and one gentleman, Wayne Follensbee, '38. We lost Nellie in October 2016. We were thankful to have the American Legion as our Honor Guard, followed by the Marine Honor Guard. The Hills Band entertained the crowds with their lively music. The theme of the floats was a movie from the year you graduated. The creativity and engineering of the floats encompassed the spirit and energy of the alumni of Lebanon High School. We had eight floats being judged joined by several other classes and groups. Our alumni were well represented from Blanche Dion '36 all the way to the class of 2016, our newest alumni members. Stagecoach, class of '66, was such a clever display you might think the horses were going to gallop right off the float! The winners of the parade were a frightful King Kong, '76, Fiddler on the Roof, '71, and Little Shop of Horrors, '86. Other floats adding more excitement to the parade were Stripes, '81, 101 Dalmatians, '96, and Star Wars, 2016. We had several classic automobiles owned by the Wimetts driven by several alumni. John Peck strode through the streets on his stilts and our lovely Cupcake the Clown (Tina Kebalka) made the rounds with the children along the route. Along with our wonderful Girl Scouts and Strides for Life, we also had representatives of the Veterans of Freedom Riders. Our banner carriers were Zoe Hill, Madisen Bavos, Faith Talbot-Farnsworth, and Olivia Emerson along with the LDS Elders Hill and Andrus. We also were grateful to Jonathan Putnam for the work and display of our wonderful Agamek sign. Lebanon's finest displayed their shiny fire department vehicles and our dedicated police force led the parade safely. A special thank you goes to the Alumni, with their convertibles, who drove our mayor, Georgia Tuttle, city councilors, and school board members. We are announcing our Grand Marshals for 2017. They are two ladies that have dedicated their lives to teaching in the Lebanon district. They are Judy Jorgensen (Hanover Street School) and Sue Seamans (Lebanon High School). We thank them and salute them for all their hard work and commitment to the Lebanon schools. Thank you all!

Respectfully submitted,

David Muzzy '69 Parade Chair


Are we still holding money for your class?

Click here to see if we are holding class funds for you to use in order to build your float.Class Monies (PDF)

Click here to see instructions on accessing your class monies.Class Monies Instructions (PDF)


Please Be Respectful. Alumni Day is a day of fun and the rekindling of old friendships. The parade and the accompanying activities are put together for the purpose of bringing us all together as one. The spirit of the float competition provides a little spice and excitement to the day. Everyone in each class puts 100% in making their floats the best they can be. We have been amazed over the years with the overwhelming participation of many of the classes in the construction of the floats. While every class cannot bring home a trophy, you can rest assured that the Lebanon High School Alumni Board recognizes your creative efforts and the amount of time you spend on your floats to help make the annual Alumni Day Parade one of which to be proud. Please keep the banter friendly and respectful when speaking of the floats. It is more important that the values instilled by good sportsmanship serve our alumni community for many years to come. Let the fun begin!


Did you know that it takes money to put on our parade? By the time we pay for insurance, security, prizes, dumpsters, banners, sponsorship of the senior class float and other miscellaneous expenses, we have spent close to $2,000! David Muzzy does a great job of getting some donations from local businesses, but would you also like to help? You can help ensure that the parade will live on for many years to come by making a small donation to the Alumni Association when sending in your dues.

We wish to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and local businesses who helped sponsor the 2016 parade:

Bridgman's Furniture, Holmes Computers, Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory/RAFH LLC, Casella Recycling & Waste Management, Ledyard Bank, Lebanon Garden of Eden, Steve's Pet Shoppe, Richard & Susan Logan and the Byrne Foundation.


PARADE RULES AND REGULATIONS

NEW FOR 2017Any infraction of any rule, while in the parking lot or on the parade route, will result in a 5 point score reduction for each infraction.

The parade chairperson is David Muzzy '69. Register floats by emailing him at [email protected]. Floats must be registered WITH THE PARADE CHAIR by June 1st in order to be eligible for judging. First come, first registered. Floats not registered by June 1st are still welcome.

NOTE: Each class is to elect one person to be the float contact for judging. That person will be the one responsible for getting any specific information regarding their float to the judges during the judging process.

1. Floats are to enter at the Village Pizza from 9:30 to 10:00 AM. There will be someone there to direct you to your staging area

PLEASE NOTE:  ONLY FLOATS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE LINE-UP AREA
Parade participants MUST park personal vehicles in an adjoining lot - DO NOT ASK THE SECURITY GUARD TO LET YOU ENTER - YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY

2. Float participants need to be on the float no later than 10:45 AM for judging.

3. Children are allowed to participate. There must be 1 adult to supervise each group of 4 children, whether they are on the float or walking beside. The adult must stay with their group of 4 at all times.

4. Youth groups marching must have one adult for every 4 children marching.

5. Classes are required to have their theme and year of graduation on the front of the float/truck.

6. No part of the float shall measure higher than 12 feet from the pavement

7. STATE LAW: “No person may use any type of vehicle with protruding or outrigger wheels in a parade unless the vehicle is suitably modified to protect both riders and pedestrians from the wheel assembly.”

8. There will be NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES on or around the floats at any time before or during the parade - This is grounds for disqualification

9. NOTHING IS TO BE THROWN FROM THE FLOAT. Participants walking alongside their float may toss candy\treats into the crowd and AWAY from the float.

All floats will be judged in the following areas, you can earn up to a total of 30 points overall:

A) Appearance

1. Quality (worth up to 10 points)

a) Handmade: costumes, signs, decorations, furniture: earn up to 5 points
b) Finished Look: painted, no rough edges, overall coverage of trailer: earn up to 5 points

2. Action (worth up to 10 points)

a) Technology: water, mechanics, lights, sound: earn up to 5 points
b) Class Action: Appropriate to theme, continuous throughout parade, having fun: earn up to 5 points

B) How well theme is carried out (worth up to 10 points)

1. To parade theme: earn up to 5 points
2. To your float theme: earn up to 5 points

A popular misconception is that classes are awarded points for participation. Even though we love to hear how many classmates took part in the building of your float, there are no points awarded for class participation. Also know that our parade judges are not graduates of Lebanon High. They are given a copy of the parade rules along with a summary of each float theme in order to award the points accordingly. We have been very lucky to have had three very competent judges that take pride in their duties. Thank you judges!

We have supplied a dumpster for your convenience in breaking down your float. Please break down cardboard and other bulky itmes in order to give everyone room.


NOTE: Please remember to thank your truck drivers .  Even though you may have paid for the use of your trailer, that is usually for the trailer only.  The drivers come out year after year for us and usually on their own time.  Please think about compensating your driver.  We suggest a gratuity of $100.