2021 Children’s Parade Info

Dearest GCDOC members, below is a slightly edited copy from the Special events manager of the Children’s parade. The under lined comments are from me. Find a place to park, streets will be blocked off, make sure you allow time to drive around a bit if necessary. A good place to park is near Sinclair College. Head to West Second Street to find our number (13) on a pole near the curb. The weather is currently predicted to be near freezing, dress warmly. Dress festively. Check in with Pam Murn (accompanied by a Golden Retriever named Scout. Pam will be wearing a red coat). An hour (see notes below) is a long time to wait in the cold, however please do not show up at the last minute, as Pam will not be able to write your name on my clip board as the parade takes off and it is very worrisome when no one is cuing up for the parade to begin. Pam cell 937-838-6042. Sign your name if texting. Email [email protected] please do not email after noon on the day of the parade.

Greetings Gem City Dog Obedience Club-

November 26 is only a few days away and it is time for final details for Parade-Day assembly and participation.

Please note these important planning times:

4:00 PM

  • All staging areas will be closed to general traffic and will be accessible to Parade Entrants only.
  • The Parade Check-In Point will be open for all participants (no need to check in, Pam Murn will check GCDOC in).

7:00 PM

  • All units should be in their proper Parade Position within the staging area (please arrive by 7:30).

7:55 PM

  • The Parade will officially begin as the lead unit moves from Second and Ludlow streets.

And these general points:

Gem City Parade Unit Number is 13

  • A location marker with this number will be set in the staging area to indicate your specific assembly point on West Second St.
  • Because of potential danger to spectators, throwing candy, trinkets, etc. from any parade vehicle is strictly prohibited.
  • Proper unit spacing and parade pace is critical for timing and spectator enjoyment so, voluntarily stopping for formation drills, reverse marching and other demonstrations by bands and drill teams cannot be allowed.

And don’t forget…the Dayton Children’s Parade happens regardless of the weather.

Hope you’re ready to be part of a spectacular evening