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Enter your group for the 8th Johns Creek Founders Day Parade

September 01, 2014

Founders Day ParadeBuilding a float is a great way to bring people together and its fun, so enter your group in the 8th Annual Johns Creek Founders Day Parade scheduled for Dec. 6.

Application forms are available online, and will be accepted Sept. 1 to Nov. 13. The theme this year is "We are Johns Creek."

The Founders Day Parade caps a week of festivities that celebrates the City's incorporation in 2006. The 1.4-mile-long parade has grown in popularity with an estimated 10,000 people lining the mile-long route on State Bridge Road.

In 2013, the parade was the largest yet with 99 units, including marching bands, entertaining walkers, horse riders, plus floats built by civic groups, scouts, businesses, and homeowners associations.

Competition will be spirited. Last year, the Medlock Bridge Homeowners Association float won 1st place for the Best Subdivision category - for the fourth year in a row. Autrey Mill Heritage Center and Nature Preserve's float took Best Business/Civic honors. The Best School/Scout float was by the Findley Oaks 2nd Grade Brownies.

Past parades have included the World Financial Group's NASCAR racecar, the Oscar-Mayer Wienermobile, the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Feed and Seed Marching Abominables, the Wells Fargo stagecoach, Medieval Times, and the Patriot Brass Band. Last year, the Founders Day Parade was named an official Shriners Parade, resulting in about 50 Shriner units.

When you do your planning, remember that there's only one Santa, and he rides in a firetruck at the end.

Questions? Call Elizabeth Warren at 678-512-3296. To secure a place in the parade, please fill out an application and email it to Elizabeth.Warren@JohnsCreekGA.gov, fax it to her at 678-512-3244, or drop it off at City Hall at 12000 Findley Rd.