Parade

Our Waverly Heritage Days parade is a community celebration and is the showcase event for Waverly and our surrounding communities as part of the Waverly Heritage Days weekend. Our “Saluting Freedom” parade will be led by our 2014 Grand Marshals, representatives of the Waverly Men’s Veterans groups & Capital Campaign for the new Waverly Veteran’s Post – Ted Lanske – AMVETS, Rich Miller – American Legion and Marine Corps, James Smith – VFW and Marvin Schumacher – Capital Campaign leader for the new Waverly Veteran’s Post.

There will be cash prizes sponsored by First National Bank for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as determined by judges.

On this page we show our parade route and parade guidelines as well as the current and past Waverly Heritage Days parade Grand Marshals.

If you have questions or would like to request more information about the Waverly Heritage Days parade, please email us at parade [at] waverlyheritagedays [dot] com

2014 WAVERLY HERITAGE DAYS PARADE CHANGES

  • ABSOLUTELY NO WATER GUNS, WATER BALLOONS OR ANY THROWING OF WATER FROM PARADE PARTICIPANTS DURING PARADE. PARTICIPANTS WITH ANY OF THESE WATER ITEMS WILL DUMP WATER BEFORE ENTERING PARADE OR WILL BE BARRED FROM THE PARADE!
  • ABSOLUTELY NO DUMPING OF WATER OR SOAP MIXTURES ON THE ROAD DURING PARADE. ANYONE DUMPING WATER OR SOAP WILL BE ASKED TO EXIT PARADE!

Parade Route


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PDF of the Parade Route

2014 WAVERLY HERITAGE DAYS PARADE NOTES

Print your copy here – 2014 Waverly Heritage Days Parade Notes (PDF)

2014 Theme – “Saluting Freedom”

Line up at Waverly Sales Company – 2212 5TH Ave NW, as directed by parade organizers. Please note we no longer line-up near Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community.

There will be cash prizes sponsored by First National Bank for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places as determined by judges.

***No parade form required. Just come line-up as directed by parade organizers. ***

PARADE RULES/REGULATIONS:

  • Walking unit with children must have adult supervision at all times.
  • Children riding on floats must STAY on the float throughout parade.  No getting on and off.  Must have adult supervision with floats at all times who instruct children they cannot jump off a float for any reason.
  • Do not park non-entry vehicles (cars, etc.) in line-up area or along parade route.
  • Do not throw candy from a vehicle or float.  Have walkers distribute any candy.  Do not risk a child falling under wheels of a parade entry.
  • Fire trucks will now lineup on the north side of 4th Ave NW facing west. Fire Departments must enter 4th Ave NW from the east via 17th St NW.
  • Only dignitaries will be permitted to lineup in front of the Waverly Sales Company. Everyone else MUST lineup in the back lot north of the Waverly Sales Company buildings
  • Absolutely “NO PARKING” along any driveways or roads at Waverly Sales Company.
  • Parade lineup begins at 8 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Anyone arriving early will be directed to the back lot north of the Waverly Sales Company to lineup.
  • Parade participants should gather elsewhere and come to the Waverly Sales Company as a group and not individually to avoid extra traffic during parade lineup and eliminate confusion as to where each entry is located.
  • Parade organizers will instruct you where to lineup.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO WATER GUNS, WATER BALLOONS OR ANY THROWING OF WATER FROM PARADE PARTICIPANTS DURING PARADE. PARTICIPANTS WITH ANY OF THESE WATER ITEMS WILL DUMP WATER BEFORE ENTERING PARADE OR WILL BE BARRED FROM THE PARADE!
  • ABSOLUTELY NO DUMPING OF WATER OR SOAP MIXTURES ON THE ROAD DURING PARADE. ANYONE DUMPIMG WATER OR SOAP WILL BE ASKED TO EXIT PARADE!

2014 Grand Marshals

Representatives of the Waverly Men’s Veterans groups & Capital Campaign for the new Waverly Veteran’s Post – Ted Lanske – AMVETS, Rich Miller – American Legion and Marine Corps, James Smith – VFW and Marvin Schumacher – Capital Campaign leader for the new Waverly Veteran’s Post.

Past Parade Grand Marshals

2013 – Representatives of the Waverly Women’s Auxiliary groups: Donna Fischer – AMVETS Auxiliary, Vera Hoins – American Legion Auxiliary, Judy Metzger – Marine Auxiliary and Alice Barkhausen – VFW Auxiliary

2012 – Waverly Heritage Days/Heritagefest Original Board of Directors: Mary Ackerman, Mary Cheville, Don Feuerhak, Janet Hurley and Geneva Liebau

2011 - Darrell & Delores (Dee) Miller

2010 - Donna Kay Oberheu

2009 - Ray & Jo Mehmen

2008 - Waverly Public Library, Waverly Police Department, Waverly Fire Department

2007 - John & Laurel Kurtt

2006 - Betty & Roland Arns

2005 - Ruth Schluter, Vern Oberheu

2004 - Deb Schroeder, Keith Tomlinson

2003 - Don & Carol Huston

2002 - Jack Ohle, Stan Slessor

2001 - Lester & Frances Zelle

2000 - Russell & Norma Walther

1999 - Bill & Eileen Bodeker

1998 - Dale & Shelly Geweke Family

1997 - Geneva Liebau, Mary Ackerman

1996 - Cal Corson, Jayne Hall

1995 - Dr. Hans Peter Broadhus

1994 - Ralph & Lavon Juhl

1993 - John & Marcia Meyer

1992 - Paul & Ruth Zwanziger

1991 - Robert & Winifred Ecker

1990 - Dr. Vincent & Lenore Carstensen

1989 - Jake Schneider

1988 - Wendell Harms

1987 - Vern Schield

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