ISU Homecoming Parade entry deadline approaching

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Registration for the Idaho State University 2017 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, September 30 is open until 5 p.m. Friday, September 15.

After September 15, a $50 late fee will be charged, and no entries will be accepted after 5 p.m. on Friday, September 22.

There are no parade entry fees for University-registered student organizations or other educational entities such as University departments or community public schools. The fee for non-profit agencies is $40. Commercial entry fees for businesses, political candidates and community groups are $75 per unit. Examples of a unit are a motorized vehicle with or without attached trailer, walking group or marching group. Applicants must specify what type of unit they are entering.

Applications may be found online at www.isu.edu/union/student-life/homecoming or www.isu.edu/homecoming.  

The parade lineup begins at 7:30 a.m. and will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The parade starts at the corner of South First Avenue and Center Street, just east of the Center Street Underpass, in Pocatello and will proceed up Center Street to South 15th Avenue/Memorial Drive, where entries will turn right and continue to the official parade end at South 15th Avenue/Memorial Drive and the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

The parade staging area will be along First Avenue from Center Street south to Humbolt Street on a first-come, first-placed basis. The parade check-in/entry point for the general public is at 2nd Avenue and Sutter Street.

Only parade entries may enter the parade line-up at the Sutter Street check-in/entrance point. Floats and entries must be fully constructed before coming onto First Avenue.

All other traffic, such as vehicles dropping off parade participants, will not be allowed on First Avenue because this creates safety concerns for pedestrians moving about the congested staging area. Special slots have been reserved for bands, cheerleaders, drill teams and dance groups. Parade officials will space these groups so that spectators will be able to hear and see them independently.

The annual pregame tailgate party and football game will follow the parade.

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