Final Parade Details: Walk the Bentonville Christmas Parade with BCRW Saturday
Benton County Republican Women and Republican Women of Bentonville share an entry in the Bentonville Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 12. You might have heard that candidates are not allowed to have floats in this parade. However, candidates are welcome to walk with our entry.
We are inviting Republicans, elected officials, and candidates to walk with us. Kids are welcome to join us. We hope candidates especially will take advantage of this opportunity. Let's show up big.
The Rogers Christmas parade last week was a really great experience. Don't miss the chance to participate in this one.
What to Look For at the Staging Area
Our entry is Carrie's black Corvette. We'll also have a banner for each club (one in back and one in front, each held by two walkers) and our Republican walkers in between. BCRW and RWB paid the fee so there is no cost for the candidates to participate with our parade entry.
We are in Section C, Entry 56.
The check-in area is the Walmart Home Office parking lot behind the fire station. There are parking areas designated close by for your personal vehicles. The staging area is off SW 8th Street.
Walkers can enter the staging area between 9:00 and 10:00 am. Section C will be lined up by 10:15 a.m. Parade starts at 11:00. It appears that Section C floats will begin moving at 11:40.
I don't know about you but that sounds like a great time to wander around and talk with people who are also waiting. :-)
There will be free coffee and portable restrooms.
Click here to view the parade route. Based on the schedule, it appears there is about 75 minutes of floats for those who are watching the parade. The Bentonville Christmas Parade is rumored to be the largest in the state.
Candidate Promotion Guidelines
Candidates can hold signs and wear their logo candidate apparel. You are encouraged to hand out (not throw) candy. KIDS ARE WELCOME TO WALK. The walkers can be anyone who wants to walk. The idea is to show up in big numbers though. Please wear red.
You'll also find details on our website at http://citizensengaged.com/bcrw-parade-fun/.
- Two volunteers to carry the parade banner through the route.