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Enter your group for the 9th Johns Creek Founders Day Parade

September 21, 2015

Founders Day ParadeBuild friendships, a sense of community and a float for the 9th Annual Johns Creek Founders Day Parade scheduled for Dec. 5.

Application forms are available online, and will be accepted through Nov. 12. 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.

The 2014 parade was rained out, but the parade historically features marching bands, entertaining walkers, horse riders, plus floats built by civic groups, scouts, businesses, and homeowners associations.

Competition is spirited as groups and organizations vie for Best Subdivision, Best Business/Civic Group, and Best School/Scout float.

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? Email Grant Hickey or call him at 678-512-3351. To secure a place in the parade, please fill out an application and email Grant Hickey, fax it to 678-512-3244, or drop it off at City Hall at 12000 Findley Rd.