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Dexter Bicentennial Parade Participant Instructions

Thank you one and all who are taking part in Dexter’s historic grand procession! Here are your marching orders and organizational chart for the Dexter Bicentennial Parade.

Staging Guidelines (subject to change) 06/04/24

  1. All vehicles dropping off participants at Wylie Elementary  should enter the staging area on Kensington and drop participants off at the school. After  dropping participants off vehicles must  exit the staging area via  Grand to Baker Road.
  2. Only vehicles in the parade will be allowed on Forest (between Hudson and Kensington) and Inverness ( between Ann Arbor Street and Grand) between 8:30 a.m.to approximately 10:20 a.m.
  3. The staging map shows you the groups’ general location for line up. Rotary members will assist
    in the lineup.
  4. Marching group vehicles should enter their  staging area in the direction of traffic flow as shown on the staging map.
  5. Staging will officially begin at 9 a.m.
  6. Volunteers  at the entry points to the staging area will help guide you.
  7. Volunteer block captains will be responsible for the  final line up  of the marching groups.
  8. All participants must be in place no later than 9:45 a.m.
  9. The parade will start promptly at 10 a.m.
  10. The volunteer at the intersection of Forest and Inverness is in charge of  shuttling units into the parade.
  11. The volunteer at Inverness and Ann Arbor St. is the starter and will tell your  unit when to move onto the parade route.
  12. Vintage cars should enter their  staging area in the direction of traffic flow as shown on the staging map.
  13. Volunteers will be along the parade route(parade route map attached) to facilitate movement and parade timing.
  14. All groups, except vintage cars and Dancer’s Edge, shall exit the parade route on Alpine and continue up to Broadway to disperse. Volunteers will be on hand to point you in the correct direction.
  15. Follow the directions of the Sheriff’s department for exiting the parade route at the end.
  16. The staging map is attached showing the area reserved for different types of marching groups.
  17. Vehicles/floats should be parked in the direction of traffic flow noted on the map. All vehicles/ floats must be sufficiently off the road to allow the vehicles in the parade up the street for placement.
  18. In general, the line up in your staging location will be based on the order of your arrival.

If you have any questions send an email to: sfeinman@mindspring.com