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Christmas parade entries being sought

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on October 4, 2009 2:00 AM

The Goldsboro Jaycees' Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldsboro. The theme of this year's parade will be "Rocking Around the Christmas Trees." Entries for the parade are now being accepted and are due with fees by Sunday, Nov. 15.

To participate in the parade, the official entry form and fees must be submitted to the Goldsboro Jaycees and received or postmarked by Sunday, Nov. 15. Entries will be accepted after this date, however, a late fee will be charged. A $25 late fee will be charged for entries postmarked between Nov. 16 to Nov. 21. A $35 late fee will be assessed for entries postmarked between Nov. 22-Nov. 28. The final deadline for all entries is Nov. 28.

Due to the large number of entries and the need to notify participants, under no circumstances will entries be accepted the week of or the day of the parade.

Fees must be paid via a check or money order and made payable to the Goldsboro Jaycees. Cash will not be accepted this year.

Entry forms and guidelines are available for pick-up at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce at 308 N. William St. and at the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation office on Walnut Street near the courthouse.

A representative from the Jaycees will also be present at the Flying Shamrock Irish Pub at 115 N. John St. on Saturday Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Nov. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to accept applications and answer questions.

Once all applications are received, entry numbers and times will be assigned. Participants will be e-mailed their entry number, time of arrival, directions to the lineup area and other guidelines on Monday, Nov. 30. Failure to include an e-mail address on the application may result in not being notified about your entry number. Also, special requests concerning placement in the lineup will only be taken into consideration if this is notated on the entry form. Do not call to make special requests or to inquire about your lineup number.

Review the applications and guidelines prior to contacting the Jaycees with any inquiries.

If you have further questions after reviewing the guidelines, contact the Goldsboro Jaycees at jayceesparade@yahoo.com or (919) 440-5913. Only the Jaycees may accept applications or answer questions so do not contact the Chamber of Commerce or DGDC with questions or to leave applications.