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Wanted: Rosslanders willing to make a big noise during Golden City Days 2012
It feels like summer is still gearing up in some ways, but in fact it’s already almost time for September and Golden City Days 2012. Yes, the event will be affected somewhat by the lack of a paved downtown, but organizer Terry Brinson isn’t going to let that get in the way of a great tradition. “The change in location this year isn't going to keep us from having an exciting festival, as always!”
Due to the construction downtown, the Golden City Days parade and activities on September 8th are being moved up a couple of blocks to the Second Avenue area.
As organizers get ready for the big weekend, they want right-thinking Rosslanders to know that their help is both welcomed and needed. Says Brinson, “We welcome your desire to enter the parade, sell your handcrafted items, sell hot food, sno-cones, or baked goods; lend a hand during the weekend, host an event, perform on the outdoor stage; join the GCD Committee; or participate in another way.”
Needless to say, Golden City Days are a completely volunteer-run event.
Those who wish to be part of the parade should keep in mind that it’s not just about floats and sno-cones. “You may enter a float or a vehicle [but you can also enter] a marching or walking group, play music, dance, entertain, and display your skills or products, whatever you do best!” says Brinson. “Bikes, baby buggies, and boards are welcome, and families, classmates, or work groups are encouraged to join in the fun.”
Further, for once in your life you are respectfully encouraged to make noise at the parade. A LOT of noise. “We ask entries to make noise to add to the festive spirit of the parade. Bring your CDs or IPod to play on the vehicle stereo, sing songs, or make music! There are no entry fees, and each participant will receive a parade ribbon.”
Golden City Days is the family celebration of Rossland’s heritage as an 1890s gold mining town. With this in mind, Brinson notes that Rosslanders are “invited to dress in 1890s-1920s style. So dig out old hats, vests, long skirts, miners’ beards, and gamblin’ duds!”
Pretty much anything goes, so get creative!
Finally, if having a great time isn’t enough of an inducement for you, consider the fact that there will be special Golden City Days tattoos for younger entrants and that after the parade, refreshments and cake will be served to all entrants.
That’s right. Cake. AND refreshments.
To discuss your ideas or gather more information, please contact Terry at email@example.com.
See you September 7th - 9th!
Please find important documents relating to GCD 2012 attached to this article, including the entry form for the GCD poster contest.