The Bud Billiken Parade will be held this Saturday, August 11th, and the Cook and Chicago GOP are proud to field an official joint entry in this important event on behalf of our organizations. Please review the following information below and, if interested in participating, please follow the instructions included.
What: The 83rd Annual Bud Billiken Parade, http://budbillikenparade.com; the parade is televised on ABC-7 and WGN
(For more on the parade's rich history and background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud_Billiken_Parade_and_Picnic)
When: This Saturday, August 11th. Staging begin at 7:00AM (see details below). The parade will commence at approximately 10am and will be completed by approximately 4pm.
Who: Republican Committeemen, official Republican Candidates for office, volunteers and friends/family/staff.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER WITH THE COOK/CHICAGO GOP (see below for instructions)
Where: 35th and King Drive
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE BUD BILLIKEN PARADE WITH THE GOP:
- Please RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for your participation, but you MUST register and let us know you're coming.
- The parade begins at 35th and King Drive and continues south to 55th and King Drive. We must be in line in our designated spot by 8:30am.
- The parade will begin at 10am and conclude at 4pm in Washington Park near 55th and King.
- Line up is number #35
Q: What happens if I forget to RSVP?
A: You must RSVP to Caitlin Huxley at caitlinhuxley@chicagoGOP.com in order to secure a spot in our parade entry. If you fail to register, you run a serious risk of being left out.
Q: Can I get tickets to the VIP breakfast before the event?
A: If you are interested in attending any of the official events outside of the actual parade, please visit budbillikenparade.com. The party does not have an official block of tickets for any before/after events. You are absolutely encouraged to attend these events on your own, although, due to timing, it may be necessary to find your own travel arrangements to/from the parade outside of our official pickup/dropoff site.
Q: What do I do if I have a question not answered on this email?
A: Email your question to Caitlin Huxley at caitlinhuxley@chicagoGOP.com