Alumni Day: June 8, 2019

Parade Theme: BLAST FROM THE PAST = re-do a float from your past

 

To register your float, please contact Linda Jeffers Bagley '69 before June 1st: Email Linda


Prize money for the top three floats has been increased! Third Place will now receive $100, Second Place will now receive $125 and First Place will now receive $150!


2018 PARADE REPORT

World Landmarks was the theme of the 2018 LHS Alumni Day Parade with representation from Carl Adams, ’35 to our most recent alumni, the graduates from the Class of 2018. Traveling at the head of the parade was the Agamek sign driven by Jonathan Putnam, ’70 followed by the honorable American Legion Color Guard. Our future alumni carried the banners, fourth graders Savannah Therriault, Lexi Pierce, and Christopher Dozier and LMS students Hunter Grant and Lee Densmore. Missionaries, Elders Cook and Spadafora from the Latter Day Saints, carried the last banner.

Grand Marshals from the Class of ’44 breezed through the parade waving enthusiastically to all bystanders. They will be in the 2019 parade celebrating their 75th reunion. Amazing! The outstanding Lebanon High School Band led by Lauren Haley, Lebanon grad, was joined by several Girl Scouts Troops. Cece the Clown, Tall Man John Peck on stilts, and Marley Bags along with Marley, the wonderful dog entertained the crowds of people.

We also had the CAP cadets and the senior center bus, along with the group of Cancer fundraisers. Guest participants Shaun Mulholland, city manager; Suzanne Prentiss, Mayor; Adam Nemeroff, School Board Chairman; and Rob Taylor ‘89, Executive Director Chamber of Commerce joined the lineup riding throughout our wonderful city.

The parade had representation from the classes of ’35, ’43, ’44, ’48, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’98, ’08, and ’18. What a great showing! The creativity in the floats and the camaraderie among the classmates made this year’s parade a sight worth seeing!

First place was the class of 2003, The Great Wall of China, Second Place was class of 1998, Pyramid of Giza, with the Third Place, class of 1978, with Niagara Falls. The Old Man of the Mountain, The Green Monster from Fenway Park and The Golden Gate Bridge rounded out a well-planned event enjoyed by many. The Lebanon Fire Department ended the parade with their spotless engines and friendly firefighters.

Respectfully, David Muzzy '69 (my 50th)


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! Would you 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 our parade:

Arleen & Steve Rutledge, Holmes Computers, Mascoma Savings Bank, Ricker Funeral Home, Scratch, JAS Auto, Ledyard Bank, Lebanon Garden of Eden, Steve's Pet Shoppe, Richard & Susan Logan and the Byrne Foundation.


PARADE RULES AND INFORMATION

Any 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 registrar is Linda Jeffers Bagley '69. Register floats by calling her at 603-359-4877 or emailing her at lindasue216@gmail.com. Floats must be registered WITH THE PARADE REGISTRAR by June 1st in order to be eligible for judging. First come, first registered. Floats not registered by June 1st are still welcome.

FOR OBVIOUS SAFETY REASONS, ONLY FLOATS are to enter at the Village Pizza entrance from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. There will be someone there to direct you to your staging area. Parade participants must park in an adjoining parking lot. Do NOT ask security to let you into the float area. There is easy access to the float area from the parking lot behind City Hall/Mascoma Bank.

Float participants need to be on the float no later than 10:45 AM for judging. Select one classmate to be spokesperson. S\he will be responsible for explaining your float to the judges.

1. Classes are required to have their theme and year of graduation visible from the front of the float/truck.

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

3. Due to insurance restrictions, no live animals are allowed in the parade — with the exception of horses (restrictions apply.)

4. 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."

5. There will be no drinking of alcoholic beverages or use of a controlled substance on or around the floats at any time before or during the parade -This is grounds for disqualification and removal from the event.

6. NOTHING IS TO BE THROWN FROM THE FLOAT (including water)- Participants walking alongside their float may gently toss candy\treats into the crowd and AWAY from the float.

7. 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. NEW THIS YEAR: bicycles, scooters, roller blades/skates, skate boards are prohibited in the parade.

8. Participants SHALL NOT attempt to get on/off any float once the parade is underway.

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.