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ISU Homecoming Parade set Oct. 6; entry deadline is Oct. 4

Posted September 24, 2007

The Idaho State University Homecoming 2007 Parade on Oct. 6 in Pocatello will start for the second consecutive year at the corner of First Avenue South and East Center Street, just east of the Center Street Underpass.

From the starting point, the parade will proceed up Center Street to 15th Avenue South, where entries will turn right and proceed to the parade’s finish at the Holt Arena parking lot.

Parade entries are due Oct. 4. No entries will be accepted after this date.

The parade’s theme is “Bengals are Forever” and is set from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, and will be followed by the annual pregame tailgate party and football game. The parade lineup begins at 8 a.m.  

The parade staging area will be in east Old Town along First Avenue from Center Street south to Humbolt Street. The parade check-in/entrance points will be at Dillon and Humbolt Streets. For entries that have horses, there will be a staging and parking area on Sutter Street.

Line-up is on a first-come basis for community groups. Slots will be reserved for school band members, cheerleaders and drill teams. All other high school and ISU organizations will enter the parade line-up on a first-come basis.

Parade organizers are requesting that parade participants take steps to avoid creating traffic congestion at the parade’s staging area. Only parade entries may enter the parade line-up at the East Dillon and Humbolt Street check-in/entrance points. Floats and entries should be fully constructed before coming onto First Avenue.

All other traffic, such as vehicles dropping off parade participants, will not be allowed on First Avenue. Groups will be required to stage at a different area away from First Avenue, and then walk to the parade starting area. The ISU Pond Student Union Building parking lot located at the end of Humbolt and Dillon Streets, and the ISU parking lot on Fourth Avenue between Terry and Putnum Streets, are both good staging and parking areas for parade participants. There will also be some parking available on the streets near the parade staging area.

There are no parade entry fees for University-registered student organizations or other educational entities such as University departments or community public schools. The fee for non-profit agencies is $15. Commercial entry fees for businesses, political candidates and community groups are $30 per unit. Examples of a unit are a motorized vehicle with or without attached trailer, walking group, or marching group. Applicants must specify what type of unit they are entering.

For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at 282-3451, or e-mail Jason Schlegel at schljaso@isu.edu or parade co-chair Linda Burke at burklind@isu.edu.