2022 Touch of Dutch Parade

Saturday, August 13, 2022

DeMotte, IN

10:00 am

 

On Saturday, August 13, 2022 DeMotte will be celebrating with their Touch of Dutch parade.  The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a parade, which will start at 10:00 a.m.  We are inviting you to participate in the DeMotte parade with your entry.

The theme this year is “HOMETOWN SPIRIT”. We encourage you to build a float for your entry. We have been lacking in the floats over the last several years and bringing a float would be wonderful!

The DeMotte Chamber of Commerce welcomes your participation.

Know before you go and share with your entire group:

  • Candy IS allowed: For the safety of our parade-goers, NO candy can be thrown from a moving vehicle, please have someone walking along side your entry and under-hand toss it to the parade watchers.
  • Awards: Trophies will be awarded at the Spencer Park Band Shell by 1:00 pm.
  • Line-up: On August 13, line-up will be on 8th Ave. NE between 700 W and Halleck St. Participants can meet and start lining up on 8th Ave. NE at 9am and should be lined up no later than 9:30am.
    • To expedite the parade sign-in, your entry number and specific line-up instructions along with a line-up map will be emailed to you the week of the parade.
  • Deadline: Entry forms are due by Friday, August 5, 2022.
    • If you do not get your entry form in by August 5th, your entry will be put at the back of the parade and you will be instructed to go to Kal-Bro Farms, 1308 N Halleck St. by 9:30am to check-in and get your line-up number.
  • Time is Key: The Chamber works hard to keep our community safe. We communicate with the Railroad to stop train traffic during our event. We do not have an endless time to get our event done. Due to the length of the parade, please keep moving with your entry and do not allow a large gap to build between you and the entry in front of you.
  • Judge’s Stand: Each entry will be given a maximum of 30 seconds in front of the judges reviewing stand on the NE corner of 9th and Halleck St.  Please comply with this request.

The Chamber office is located at 327 N. Halleck (in the DeMotte Plaza between Stracks and Shear Designs)

Questions about the parade can be directed to the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce at 219-987-5800 or info@demottechamber.org. You can also text questions to 219-405-6840.

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/touchofdutch

Group Information

If you do not have a group name, please put your first and last name.
To expedite the parade sign-in the day of the parade, your entry number and specific line-up instructions along with a line-up map will be emailed to you the week of the parade.
Your phone and e-mail will NOT be sold or shared with anyone. This will be used for Touch of Dutch correspondence only.

Entry Information

For the safety of our parade-goers, no candy can be thrown from a moving vehicle, please have someone walking along side your entry and under-hand toss it to the parade watchers. Trophies will be awarded at the Spencer Park Band Shell around 1:00 pm.
Due to the length of the parade, each entry will be given 30 seconds in front of the judges reviewing stand on the corner of 9th St. and Halleck. Please comply with this request. Trophies will be awarded at the Spencer Park Band Shell around 1:00 pm.
By signing, you acknowledge and agree that DeMotte Chamber of Commerce or any individual involved with the parade are not liable for any injury or accident associated with the parade.