You are invited to entertain!
The "Do-Dah Parade" is Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 11 AM.
The parade will follow the traditional parade route (Lovell,
Park, Michigan, Portage, back to Lovell) in downtown
Kalamazoo, starting at the corner of Jasper and Lovell
The Do-Dah Parade has been in existence for 23 years. It
was originally designed as a way for companies and organizations to provide entertainment through a
parody. In this light, 103.3 WKFR and Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc. (DKI) are excited to host this very
unique parade and long standing tradition in the life of downtown. DKI will be responsible for the
applications, the acceptance of entries, and the coordination of the actual parade. WKFR is responsible
for promotion and getting you excited for this wonderful parade tradition.
Enclosed is the application, please complete and send back by May 12. This allows us ample time to
design the line-up and provide you with time to communicate to your members the unit number and line-
up location. There is a $25.00 application fee so please enclose a check (payable to DKA Charities) and
send with your application. All applications must be fully completed including the signature of the waiver
statement in order to be considered. If you provide your e-mail address we will send you a confirmation
upon receipt of your application, all other applications will receive a postcard. The actual line up
information will be sent out May 22. If you do not receive confirmation within a week of sending in your
application, please call us (269.388.2830).
Since "Do-Dah" means parody, your unit needs to be based on a spoof or a satire of a person, place,
event or thing. Do-Dah will continue the tradition of recognizing the best parody by providing two top-
place prizes. The top two winners (first and runner up) will include a donation to the charity of choice and
a downtown prize pack to the people who designed the parade unit and promoted the parody. Make sure
to complete the application information and include your charity (it must be a 501(c)3 organization).
Below are some basic rules. This is a family event and your unit is not only a reflection of your
organization, but downtown as well.
Single commercial vehicles are not permitted.
Costumes and/or attire of all participants must reflect overall theme of the entry.
Vehicles and floats must be of good working order.
We reserve the right to not accept a unit if it is offensive, inappropriate, or poorly reflects the
integrity of the parade.
Parade unit leaders are expected to communicate the line-up information to their members as
provided in the confirmation letter sent the week of May 22.
Parade officials reserve the right to ensure the safety of participants and viewers and to that
regard, officials have the authority to remove a unit from the parade if it posses a threat to the
safety and security of others.
For More Information:
Deb Droppers, Event Consultant
DKI, 269.388.2830 or email@example.com