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Festival of Lights ” Deck the Parks”

Festival of lights

PLEASE NOTE: 1. Units in the parade will be limited to not-for-profit entries only. Decorated entries must have a holiday theme. We ask that you do not have a Santa or Mrs. Claus character with your entry since they will be joining us for the parade. 2. No commercial or political entries will be allowed. 3. Pick-up trucks and cars, with no commercial logos, will only be allowed if they are used to pull a float. 4. There will be NO passing out of candy along the parade route. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Anyone caught passing out candy along the parade route will not be invited to participate in following Festival of Lights Parades. 5. The parade line up/staging area will be on Jackson St (between Roxy Theater and American Legion). Entries may begin lining up between 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. All entries are to be in place by 5:30 p.m. 6. The Parade Coordinator and Special Events Committee reserves the right to reject any entry considered unsafe or in poor taste
Certificate of Liability Insurance
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A copy of Certificate of Liability Insurance is required for every vehicle properly insured with at least $300,000.00 in coverage.
If all participants in your entry will be walking- (no vehicle(s) will be with your entry) # of Participants. (Fill in above)
If your unit will have music or make noise (Fill in above)
As required by the City of Ottawa proof of insurance is needed for each vehicle participating in the parade. A copy of your insurance card should be provided with the entry form. The undersigned does hereby release, acquit and discharge, now and in the future, the City of Ottawa, Illinois, its offices, agents, council, employees and other representatives and all promoters, participants, vendors, sponsors and their agents from all present and future liability, claims, causes of action, lawsuits, damages, legal remedies known and unknown arising out of any and all activity and conduct, active and passive, of the participants in any way related or incidental to the Festival of Lights Parade on November 24, 2023.
signature of contact person on behalf of parade entry (must be 21 yrs. or older)


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