For most it is way too early to think about Christmas, but if your organization is interested in participating in the 2018 Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade, now would be a great time to make plans and register. The parade’s organizer Visit Yuma has registration forms available for the annually anticipated event’s 16th year which will delight spectators on December 8 and feature the theme "Celebrating Yuma Agriculture."
To register in this year's parade, download the entry form by clicking the link here.
Please complete and return form and entry fee prior to 5:00 p.m. on November 30.
The parade draws about 40,000 Yuma residents and visitors to the Historic North End each year to celebrate the holiday season. Last year the memorable event included a record high of 102 lighted, festive entries.
The parade is named in honor of its creator, Dorothy Young, a much-loved event coordinator with City of Yuma Heritage Festivals, who had often indicated that the Electric Light Parade was her favorite event.
This year, the tradition of recognizing the parade's best entries, as graded by a panel of judges, continues with an assortment of awards, including the Dorothy Young Memorial Trophy for Best Performance by a Marching Band, last year awarded to Gadsden Elementary School District #32, and the Mary Jane Allen award for best depiction of the parade theme, won by the Sierra Vista Scouting Unit #8054.
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