Pocono Irish American Club

Established 1978

                             parade rules and regulations form                                                                         

THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE MANDATORY!

The PIAC reserves the right to reject or dismiss any entry, which violates the below-stated Rules and Regulations. Furthermore, the PIAC reserves the right to deny participation in FUTURE PARADES by groups/bands ignoring and or violating these Parade Rules and Regulations.

 

THROWING OF CANDY AND OR HANDOUTS

To avoid the risk of possible injury, the throwing of candy or any other item from a vehicle is strictly prohibited.  Any items you wish to distribute to the crowd MUST be handed out from someone walking alongside your entry. We do not want any children running into the streets in front of cars. Candy may NOT be tossed into the crowd.

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ALCOHOL

The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited during the parade and at the staging area. Committee reserves the right to deny entry to marchers who are visibly intoxicated.

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ENTRY

Only those entries registered and having paid the appropriate entry fee will gain access to the parade. Any entry bringing excess vehicles not approved by the committee will be denied participation.  The letter of acceptance issued by the PIAC MUST be presented the day of the parade or the unit will be turned away.

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RIGHT OF REFUSAL

The parade committee reserves the right of refusal to any entry deemed offensive to the spirit of the St Patrick's Day Parade, the general public, or the Irish in general. No offensive signage, slogans on clothing or offensive clothing in general will be allowed. The spirit of the parade is centered on celebrating the feast of St. Patrick and it is not to be used as a vehicle for political, social, or ideological venues.

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 NOISE

All units will be required to refrain from the blowing of horns, sirens, and whistles throughout the parade route. Top quality bands have been contracted at considerable expense and are placed throughout the parade so as not to compete with each other or loud and distracting noises.  All entries must indicate if they have music or sound amplifying systems, and shall maintain a volume that will not interfere with other entries, especially those with animals. If a unit is informed by the Parade marshal(s) or the Police that the noise generated by their unit is too loud; they shall immediately turn the volume down or take other steps identified by the Parade marshal or the Police.

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FLOW OF THE LINE OF MARCH

Keep up with the unit in front of you at all times, with NO STOPS FOR PERFORMANCES ALONG THE ROUTE. Our goal is to get the entire parade out on the street in 30-40 minutes. Your cooperation will help.  The Parade line-up is based on proper flow and movement of the Parade, staging space and safety.
 
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SAFETY

Entries with children under the age of 18 must also have parents or other adult chaperones riding and or walking alongside who provide supervision. Applicants are required to ensure the safety of persons riding on the floats. Persons riding on floats or flatbed trucks must be seated if there are no protective restraints. The PIAC, and towns of Stroudsburg/E. Stroudsburg are not responsible for the safety of the float or the persons riding the float. The applicant is required to comply with all applicable laws to ensure everyone’s safety.  Participants on bicycles, scooters, skates, segways, skateboards, etc. must wear a helmet and proper safety equipment.

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ANIMALS

Animals participating in the Parade must be kept under control. If you cannot control your animal or its presence presents any safety issue, please leave the Parade area with your animal rather than risk a problem.  Entries involving animals of any kind must provide their own clean-up, or “pooper scooper” immediately following their entry. Applicants must comply with all local rules, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning animals.

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LATE ARRIVAL

Those arriving late will be placed at the end of the parade.

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Our lineup people are volunteering for this stressful job. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

By applying to participate in the PIAC Stroudsburg/E. Stroudsburg St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the undersigned and all participants in that unit agree to abide by all of the Parade Rules and Regulations. These rules and related information have been developed in the hope that the Parade will be fun, safe, patriotic, and a reflection of the Community we love so much.

Name: ____________________________________Organization: _____________________________________________             

Signature: ____________________________________Date: __________________________________________

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