CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — Now is the time to sign up for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade. 2019 seems like it is a long time away, but all who choose to be involved will want as much time to prepare as possible. It takes a lot of time to build floats, plan, and recruit.
The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019. It will start on 7th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets leading onto Gulf to Lake ending at 7th Avenue in Crystal River Florida.
The parade will be followed by a commemoration at the Copeland Community Park. All who are involved are asked to stay and fellowship with the community and participants.
Registration deadline is December 21, 2018. Both the registration form and disclaimer must be filled out completely and turned in by the deadline.
The theme of the parade will be “Share the Dream.” All decorations need to be appropriate with the theme of the parade. As well as properly attached and disposed of at the end of the event.
Creativity and music are encouraged and welcomed by all participants.
The atmosphere of the parade is set by all who participate. Excitement and joy can easily be transmitted to the viewers, so choose wisely and stay with the theme.
Some rules for parade participants are:
- Walkers in the parade are to hand out candy, candy should not be thrown.
- Any entries that feature children must have an adult chaperone.
- All horses that participate must have a clean-up crew.
- Anyone who is participating in the float must sign a disclaimer.
For more information, contact Dan Epstein at (352) 613-4478 or George Ann Jackson at (352) 212-2665.
Applications to participate in the parade can be downloaded HERE.
You can mail completed forms to George Washington Carver Community Center, Inc. at P.O. Box 1212, Crystal River, Florida 34423.