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Freedom Festival Parade needs entries

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival today issued a call for 2009 Freedom Festival parade entries. The parade is scheduled for June 27, 2009 to begin at 9:00 AM. The traditional parade route will be followed, traveling along 2nd and 3rd Avenues and finishing at Greene Square Park.

Entry forms will be sent to many local organizations, with additional forms available at the Freedom Festival office, 226 2nd Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, or online at  All entry forms must be completed and returned to the Festival office by Noon, May 22, 2009.  Please return forms as early as possible.  For additional information, call 319-365-8313 or email at

"We are One under the Red, White & Blue" is the 2009 Freedom Festival Parade Theme. The particular focus calls to the spirit of working and celebrating together as we work to rebuild our city and region, and celebrate our freedoms and patriotic enthusiasm.  All vehicles and groups must convey a festive and patriotic motif. Commercial and business entries are limited to one vehicle per entry. 

Entry fees are: $20 for non-profit organizations, $50 for commercial, businesses, or non-public safety governmental organizations, and $65 for political campaign entries.  Military, veterans, and public safety groups are exempt from any fee.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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