Want to be in a parade?

What’s better than watching the Winter Carnival Parade of Lights? Being in the parade, of course!

The Sandpoint Business Improvement District (BID) is looking for parade participants in this year’s parade, themed “Flurry of Fun!”

The Parade of Lights will take place in downtown Sandpoint on Friday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Those interested in having a float in the parade should check out www.downtownsandpoint.com for more information, or check out the Reader Facebook page for a printable entry form.

The deadline for entry is Feb. 5, so make sure to get those entry forms in soon!

Staging for the parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and will take place at the City Parking Lot. The entrance on Third Avenue and Main Street is the only entrance open.

The BID also reminds us that there are no handouts or objects to be thrown, and pets are welcome as long as someone is designated the “pooper scooper” and cleans up after the animals. Not the most glamorous of jobs, but that’s what drawing straws is for. [BO]

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