PARADE RULES

EXPECTED CROWD BEHAVIOR

 

*Girardville Parade Committee expects all parade participants and spectators conduct themselves with appropriate behavior and respect others during the day’s events.

 

*Parade spectators are reminded to refrain from entering the roadway (parade route) during the parade and disrupting its movement. Individuals will receive only one verbal warning from a police officer or security official. Continuing to be disorderly or causing a disruption of the parade will result in a disorderly conduct citation from law enforcement personnel.

 

*The Girardville Saint Patrick’s Day Parade was started and continues to be held as a family event. Any inappropriate behavior will be quickly corrected by parade staff and security elements.

 

*Law Enforcement personnel and Parade Officials have been instructed to look out for problem individuals or groups who are disorderly, littering, or extremely intoxicated. Such individuals or groups will be asked to leave the parade area, risk the chance of being cited or taken into custody by law enforcement personnel.

PARADE ALCOHOL POLICY

 

All individuals are reminded that the Girardville Borough has an open container ordinance. Individuals who signs of extreme intoxication and disorderly behavior while having an open container in their procession will receive a citation for having an open container and the possibility of receiving additional criminal citations.

MARCHING UNITS, FLOATS

  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages or having intoxicated persons in the march is strictly prohibited.

 

  • Candy or other objects are not to be thrown at children and the crowd from vehicles or by marchers.  It must be handed out due to safety reasons and to protect parade participants.

 

  • Sounding of sirens and horns on emergency equipment is forbidden during the parade.  Violators will be ineligible for prizes and will be asked to leave the line of march.  It is not fair to have the performances of musical organizations and bagpipe bands disrupted by other parade participants.

 

  • Stay in the line of march until the end of the parade.  The parade ends at Fourth and “A” Streets at the Borough Office.  Parade units must stay in the marching order until reaching the finishing point to be eligible for prizes.  Payments to the bands will be received at the end of the parade route.

 

ANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN CONTACT THE GIRARDVILLE PARADE COMMITTEE AT: 
570-872-3358

VENDOR PERMITS

All vendors must have registered and received a permit.

Permits MUST be visibly displayed on their cart or stand throughout the day.