join us to participate in the DeForest 4th of
DFAC’s participation in this event has
been going on for several years, and we would like to
continue the tradition! This is a great way to give back to one of
the communities that give so much to us!
Day of Parade:
Swimmers should bring (1) LARGE bag of candy,
water squirters (if water is allowed again this
year), beach gear to represent swimming (e.g. goggles,
noodles, etc.), and wear DFAC attire or the colors blue and
yellow. NO WATER BALOONS. Swimmers will be walking so please
make sure they have on foot attire that they are comfortable
walking in. Expect to get wet...
Everyone should meet at the DeForest High School
parking lot at 10:00am. Our parade line up number is
TBD. Drop off is via the church parking lot entering off
of S Cleveland St. No "non-parade" cars in the high school parking
Make arrangements to pick up your children after
the parade at the high school or end of the parade
To measure the interest of our members
(swimmers and parents), please go to the Events page by
Sunday, July 1 and use the "Attend
this event" sign-up under “Team Functions”.
Indicate to sign-up all swimmers who will be planning to
participating in the parade. You are not required to sign up to
attend, this is simply to measure interest!!
do not need to be a summer session registered member to
participate. You are receiving this email as an
“active” member of the club and are invited to
participate! Also, you are not making a firm commitment; we
are simply trying to get an idea of the volume of interest.
can help help with the team’s parade entry, or have further
questions, please contact Angela
When is the
The parade is on
Wednesday, July 4.
What time does the
parade start? The parade starts at 10:30. Line up starts by
10:00. Rain delay is a noon start.
How long is the
parade? Typically the parade is 1 hour in length. Depending on
our assigned location, we may get to the official
“start” anywhere from 10:45 to 11. You should plan on
finishing around 11:30 to noonish.
Where does it start
and end? The parade starts at the DeForest High School
parking lot. The parade ends at the corner of Main and
Do I, the parent,
need to walk as well? No, you do not need to walk in the parade
if your swimmer does. We are, however, looking for a few parents to
walk with the kids.
You will need to pick
up your swimmer at the end of the parade. These details will be
discussed and communicated.
What kind of entry will the team
have? That's up to our parent coordinators and
YOU! Parents and swimmers can help steer what our entry will
“look like”! We will let you know if Water IS allowed