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2021 Christmas Parade Entry Form
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All entries must assemble by 5:15 p.m. on Burke Street. Go East on Rankin to Locust St., turn left on Locust St., go one block to Burke St. At the corner of Locust St. and Burke St., a parade committee member will direct you to your position in the parade.


People who want to see the parade should be on Main St. The Parade route will be:

Main St. to Little River Memorial Hospital and then to the Courthouse. Please return to

the courthouse following the parade for trophy presentations.


We strongly encourage participants to line up by 5:15 or as early as possible.


RULES:

No entry shall have a live Santa.

  1. All businesses and organizations are invited to enter the Christmas Parade.

  2. Throwing of candy will be permitted. Candy must be store bought and wrapped. Santa will also throw candy at the end of parade.

  3. Entrants of horses will be allowed only with a current negative Coggins test. Horses will proceed before Santa.

  4. All entries must be on the official entry form & received by the final due date of Dec. 3, 2021for an award.

  5. Pageant winners and Homecoming Queens may ride on individual automobiles or float. If riding on a float, the float must be decorated.

  6. All entrants must complete the entire parade route.

  7. Entrants will be notified of their entry number after the parade line-up is complete.

  8. Each entry must know their line-up number.

  9. The parade winners will be determined by a panel of judges selected by the parade committee and located on the judges’ stand in front of Ashdown Annex. The parade route will continue between the Little River Memorial Hospital and back to the courthouse. Judges’ selections are based on the following scorecard: Application 10 Points, Originality 20 Points, Neatness & Attractiveness 10 , Points Quality & Completeness 10 Points

  10. Judges’ decisions are final.

  11. Awards will be presented the night of the parade. Entrants should report to the Judge’s booth to receive an award.

  12. Entrants must fill out page 5 for the description that will be read announcing the floats and describing them.

  13. Awards will be given in the following: 1st Place Best Over All- 150.00, 2nd Place Best Christmas Themed- 75.00, 3rd Place Most Beautiful Float- 50.00

  14. Any questions or decisions not covered in the above rules will be determined by the parade chairperson or committee.



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The 23rd Annual Land O' Lights pageant will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021. Entry deadline is November 2, 2021. Download the application form here.

23rd Land O' Lights Pageant
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Title VI Complaint Procedure


The following procedures cover complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987.


“Any person who believes they, or any specific class of persons, were subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs or activities of a Federal-aid Recipient may file a complaint. According to U.S. DOT regulations, 49 CFR § 21.11(b), a complaint must be filed not later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by the investigating agency”.


NOTE: City of Ashdown will keep a log of all Title VI complaints received. The log shall include the date the complaint was filed, a summary of the allegations, the status of the complaint, and actions taken in response of the complaint.


Title VI Complaint Process


1. If City of Ashdown receives a complaint, it must forward it to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), who will then forward the complaint to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Arkansas Division Office (Division).


2. All Title VI complaints received by the Division Office will be forwarded to Federal Highway Administration Office of Civil Rights


(HCR) for processing and potential investigation.


3. If HCR determines a Title VI complaint against a sub-recipient can be investigated by ARDOT, HCR may delegate the task of investigating the complaint to ARDOT. ARDOT will conduct the investigation and forward the Report of Investigation to HCR for review and final disposition.


4. The disposition of all Title VI complaints will be undertaken by HCR, through either (1) informal resolution or (2) issuance of a Letter of Finding of compliance or noncompliance with Title VI. A copy of the Letter of Finding will be sent to the Division Office.



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