Thank you for entering and participating in our 72nd annual DeWitt Ox Roast Parade.
Please read this letter in its entirety to ensure this year's parade will be a success. Your participation is a great start!
The parade will start at 10:00am sharp on Saturday August 19th, 2017. We ask that everyone gather at the staging area between 8:00 am. - 9:30 am. There are two entrances: Wilson and Dartmouth, and Westbrook and W. Main (across from the fire station). Manchester will NOT be open for entrance the morning of the lineup, this is an exit only. It is very important that all entries be in place by 9:30 am at the latest!
There will be absolutely NO vehicles in the staging area that are not registered as a parade unit. Please be sure to notify everyone in your group that they are not allowed to drive in through either entrance during the lineup process. If entrants do not respect this rule, they will be asked to leave immediately and will not be allowed to reenter or receive a refund. Not only does this cause congestion, it also creates a dangerous environment for everyone involved. Golf carts will be available to those who have trouble walking or need assistance with getting into position. Your help on this is greatly appreciated. Parking is available on Wilson St. (Scott School) and at the fire station.
The parade organizer will contact you with your assigned number by Monday August 14th. Please only contact the parade organizer regarding this specific information if you are not notified by the date above. Upon arrival, you will check-in with parade officials, then move your unit and assemble at the corresponding number marked along the street curbs.
For safety purposes we again request that NO candy or other items be thrown from the parade units! Walkers behind your unit may hand out items and candy but it must be hand delivered.
Three prizes will be awarded in the order of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Thank you again for your consideration in these areas. We are sincerely grateful for your participation and look forward to another successful year!
Questions? Please call Cierra Menke at (517) 643-2265.
If you have information that you think will help contribute to the success of the Ox Roast, submit to webmaster by posting here! We will try to incorporate it into the website! Thank You!
Register for the Ice Cream Eating contest at IScream in the Shavey Rd. Plaza!
Thanks to everyone who voted in the DeWitt Ox Roast T-shirt logo contest. Here is the winner!
DeWitt Ox Roast
PO Box 284
206 W Washington St
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