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Beaverton Celebration Parade entries due Aug. 14

The theme for the Sept. 12 parade is 'Beaverton--My Kinda Town!"

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle greeted Beaverton Celebration Parade visitors as a past event. This year's parade is Sept. 12, but groups that want to have an entry in the lineup have until Aug. 14 to apply.The city of Beaverton is inviting local nonprofit, business and community groups to take part in this year's annual Beaverton Celebration Parade.

The Sept. 12 event, with this year's "Beaverton -- My Kinda Town!" theme, is expected to feature more than 100 floats, marching bands, local celebrities and more.

The deadline for entries is Friday, Aug. 14. Participation is free.

“Every year the celebration parade brings our community together in a fun and festive way,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “I’m excited for this year’s parade theme and cannot wait to see what our residents will showcase at the celebration.”

Longtime city resident Bill Kroger submitted the 2015 parade theme, which participants are encouraged to celebrate with their entries.

“I’ve lived in many places across America but chose Beaverton because it’s a progressive city with friendly people,” Kroger said in a news release. “When I looked at all that Beaverton is and does, the theme choice became a no-brainer. I love living here—it’s ‘my kinda town!’”

Applications must include a signed waiver and release form and an adult/child photo release form.

For more information or to apply, visit the city's website or send an email to events@BeavertonOregon.gov.


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