We are ready to kick off the Annual Western Heritage Classic.This will be the Thirty-Fifth Annual Parade.The parade will feature horse drawn wagons, riding clubs, buggies, antique cars and tractors, country and western bands, and floats.
ALL ENTRIES MUST HAVE A WESTERN THEME.
We have appreciated your participation in the past and look forward to receiving your entry for this year.The parade will be on Thursday night May 9, at 6:30 PM.There will be a Family Street Dance immediately following the parade at the STAR on North 1st and Cypress.We hope that you will plan to stay after the parade and join us in the fun and festivities.
For us to organize and prepare for the parade, we need your entry returned by May 1, 2019. Please make plans to arrive at your staging area no later than 5:30 PM.This will help us in getting the parade started on time.All parade numbers as well as grounds passes for Saturday, will be given to you when you check in at your staging area.The grounds passes will enable you to attend all the daily functions of the Western Heritage Classic during the day.Rodeo tickets need to be purchased separately.Tickets go on sale April 29th. You may purchase tickets online at westernheritageclassic.com or call (325) 677-4376 to reserve tickets.
We are asking the parade participants to get into the Western Heritage spirit by adding western music and “Hoop and Hollering” along the parade route.The entries will be judged along the route and (2) $50.00 prizes will be awarded to the most spirited entries.
(CHAIRMAN OR COORDINATORS OF RIDING CLUBS
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR MEMBERS)
All equine units must have a current negative EIA (Coggins) within the last 12 months in order to enter the parade.Papers should include, name, number, date of test, and name of laboratory.Each participant is required to present the above-mentioned documents on demand.Any participant not in compliance with these regulations of the Texas Animal Health Commission will be asked to leave the staging area.We appreciate your cooperation in this matter, as this is a state law not ours.
We certainly appreciate your participation in the past years and hope that you will make every effort to help us kick off the 2019 Western Heritage Classic May 9th thru 12th.
2019 Parade Committee Members
Kathy Grubb Chairman
Beth Byerly***Melanie Martin VIP Chairman
Sparky & Rose Dean*** Connie Keaton*** Glen McCorkle***Sandra Griffin
Floyd & Deb Sanders***Randy Roberts***
James Grubb***Greg Oliver
Please see the back page for Parade Rules
WESTERN HERITAGE CLASSIC
2019 PARADE RULES
ALL ENTRIES IN THE PARADE ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW THE PARADE ROUTE AS PLANNED.JUST LISTEN TO THE DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY THE PARADE MARSHALS.ANY DEVIATION BY ANY UNIT WILL CAUSE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE CITY TRAFFIC.THEY HAVE BEEN MOST GENEROUS IN PROVIDING PERSONNEL TO HELP MOVE THE VARIOUS UNITS THROUGH MAJOR INTERSECTIONS AND WE MUST BE RESPONSIVE ON OUR PART.THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!PLEASE NOTE AND OBSERVE
NO DOUBLE RIDING OF ANY KIND.DO NOT STAND ON YOUR HORSE!
GREEN BROKE OR UNMANAGABLE HORSES SHOULD NOT
BE ENTERED IN THE PARADE.
NO MOTORCYCLES MAY BE ENTERED IN THE PARADE.
NO ITEMS INCLUDING CANDY, GUM, BUTTONS, T-SHIRTS, IDENTIFICATION CARDS, ETC. ARE TO BE TOSSED, THROWN, OR HANDED OUT DURING THE PARADE BY ANY PARADE PARTICIPANT OR FROM ANY MOVING VEHICLE.THIS RULE IS IN EFFECT TO PREVENT SMALL CHILDREN FROM DARTING OUT IN FRONT OF ANY PARADE UNIT.PARADE OFFICIALS AND POLICE HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO ENFORCE THIS REGULATION.
ONCE ANY UNIT HAS ENTERED THE PARADE NO INDIVIDUAL IN OR ON THAT UNIT IS TO DISMOUNT OR RE-ENTER SAME.
IF YOUR VEHICLE HAS PROBLEMS PLEASE MOVE TO THE SIDE
AND LET THE NEXT ENTRY BY.
YOU MUST COMPLETE PARADE ROUTE
TO RECEIVE YOUR PRIZE
2019 PARADE INFORMATION
Riding ClubsLocal (30 mile radius)
Out of Town
Wagons & BuggiesChuckwagons
Buggies & Carts
Rubber Tire Wagons
All Other Wagons
Antique Vehicles(Pre 1950)
Cash awards will be presented in the amounts of:
Second$35(ALL CHECKS WILL BE MAILED
“Two $50.00 prizes will be awarded to entries with the best music and Western Spirit”
Most parade officials will be on golf carts & will be wearing red bandanas and blue denim.
You must be in line by if you want to be judged
PARKING - Please do not park in staging areas
FLOATS & BANDS – Please enter S. 3rd West bound from Treadaway.Check in at 3rd & Cherry.
BUGGY & WAGONS – Please enter S. 4th West bound from Treadaway.Try to park your trailers to unload on South 4th East of Locust. Once you are loaded, you will be lined up on South 4th.Check in at 4th and Locust - West bound.
RIDING CLUBS, RANCH RODEO TEAMS & DIAMOND DOLLS – Please enter S. 5th West bound from Treadaway.Please unload your animals and etc. on the streets East of Locust on 5th.You will be lined up on 5th facing Oak Street to enter the parade.
ANTIQUE VEHICLES – Report to check in point on South side of Taylor County Plaza – 5th & Chestnut to enter the parade.
ANTIQUE TRACTORS – unload at South 6th and Oak.Then proceed to 5th and Oak for judging and to enter the parade.
Parade actually ends at 4th & Chestnut Southbound.Please continue Southbound on Chestnut to 6th before turning East so you will not interfere with parade staging.
PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS OR OTHER VEHICLES & REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLES