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Open Call - Florida Members Xmas Parade

Our jeep club (www.jacked-up-jeepclub.com) is working on an idea to participate in 1 or more xmas parades this holiday season.

So far we are trying for the Winter Haven/Auburndale parade and possibly the Lake Wales Parade. The entry fee is $25 per vehicle (for the Winter Haven parade) and since we are a fledgling club - we'd like to have as many jeeps show up as possible. Jake and I basically dont want it to be us 2 doing this alone - that'd just be pathetic! We have about 8 members right now, but we're wanting more people to help us in this parade.

We are discussing w/ one of our club sponsors (Sorenson & Schade Jeep Dealership in Lake Wales) about getting them to either help pick up the entry fee for us or pick it up entirely. Either way, we'd like to invite any of you JK guys that want to show off your rig to participate.

I go to this parade every year and decided last year that I wanted to try to put this together. It's not a tiny parade by any means. I'd estimate 5-10k people along the parade route. Last year I bought a power inverter and hooked up xmas lights to my jeep and drove around like that for the entire month. I was thinkign maybe we could do up our jeeps for this parade. I beleive the Witner Haven parade is Dec. 5th.

Anyways, if you wanna come help us represent and show off your rig - post up here so we can get an idea of how many so we can talk to our sponsor about it.

It'll be fun. Come on. Let's impress the hicks in Polk County.
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Come on guys lets kick this parade in the ass!

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Bah Hum Bug!! 18 views and no interest! I hate parades but kids and old people love them so come lets make some kids and old people happy.

Grant what better way to show off your shiny Jeep but to wheel it in a parade?

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Yeah Im expecting Grant and Rooster. I wanna see which one has the cleanest Jeep. I promise I'll wash, wax, and detail mine. Honestly.
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Count me in,Im all for Charity
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not sure if i can make it, but i'll try.

I'll know more as we get closer to the date.



Karnuvore - Don't worry... my jeep is just about always clean, so i'm sure you will see it all detailed up soon. You have to admit, Rooster had me beat at the last meet though. His tires were armorall'ed up along with door surrounds.
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You have to admit, Rooster had me beat at the last meet though. His tires were armorall'ed up along with door surrounds.
I think his tires were a full 1/4" wider - with armorall.
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Parades sound like fun, but that's a hell of a trek from Miami. Although the wife and I were planning to visit the "Mouse" during early Dec. so we'd be up in that area.

What's the exact date of the parade? 'cause Dec.5 is a Friday and I thought most parades were on weekends.

I'll know better as the date approaches if you can count me in.
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LOL you guys are funny! You have to admit though its been just as dirty as it has clean! I think this is a good cause and I might could participate in that.
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I will be willing to help you out. After all you keep us all amused!! and stirred up..lol

I hate parades! But I like to support my friends! and even people I kinda know.

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I'm stoked about the support and I am not trying to squash it but somehow a charity was brought up. This is just for a parade I'm not sure where the money goes. As far as I know we'll basically be doing the parade for bragging rights. Pretty cool though I can't wait to make the Jeep look like a sleigh. I don't expect to hear any "Fat Santa' jokes either.

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shut up jake. Let them donate to our "charity"

lol

He's right guys. I dunno where the idea of a charity came into being, but there is none. I reread my OP to make sure I didn't put it in there.

However, if you would like to buy me beer, I will accept your donation w/ grace and humility. Let's show off our jeeps in an Xmas parade.
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I'm stoked about the support and I am not trying to squash it but somehow a charity was brought up. This is just for a parade I'm not sure where the money goes. As far as I know we'll basically be doing the parade for bragging rights. Pretty cool though I can't wait to make the Jeep look like a sleigh. I don't expect to hear any "Fat Santa' jokes either.
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Jake...that's 5 in this thread alone (I included you Rooster - you're going - you were too wishy washy Grant - come on now). I havent checked the yays and nays on the other forum.

Edit: Ok I checked the other forum: Cleanride and Wyatt. That's 7 total jeeps so far. Not too shabby.
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I can probably participate. Remind me as the date gets closer.

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Bump....

Jake, when is the deadline to register?
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We're getting close.. any update on this?
What about entry fee, get it to you somehow... meeting time, parade time, place, etc...

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I've been slammed as of late I will check on everything tomorrow. The entry fee is $25.00 per Jeep but I am trying to get a sponsor to cover our entry. I will need a definite show of hands soon so we can register for this I will post back up later of Thursday.

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Jake, when is the deadline to register?
The registration deadline is November 21st so we need to definetly get this thing rolling. I'll be stopping by the dealership today so I'll ask about sponsorship. But if they won't it's still only $25.00 a Jeep.

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Heres the low down for the Parade. The $25.00 entrance fee covers two Jeeps. So that even cheaper if we need to end up paying ourselves. All Jeeps must be decorated in the Christmas Theme with NO Santa and NO Mrs. Claus. You are only allowed to have 1 Santa and 1 Mrs. Claus per parade so it doesn't confuse the little ones that still believe in the magic of Christmas like Dave & Jose. We will need the measurements of the Jeeps so they can calculate how big of a spot we will need. We can have up to 10 walkers in the parade and they have to be at least 12 years old or older. There can be no throwing of any objects into the crowd. But there is nothing in the rules against body surfing so thats good. Each driver will need to have his/her valid driver's license and proof of insurance. NO alcoholic beverages and no tobacco products during the Parade. We will need a theme of our entry. So lets kick that idea around and try to come up with a Jeep Christmas theme.

This Parade will be filmed by PGTV and we will be basically given like a 30 second free commercial so lets do our best to represent the Jeep Community well. I will pm one of administrators here and request that they loan us a JKOWNERS.com banner for one of the Jeeps as to show our appreciation for the ability to post up here. I'll post up with more details as I get them.

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Cool deal. December 5th, right. I am 99.9 positive I can ride with you all.
Even the wife will come on this ride. LOL
If you need to pay for the jeeps, I will pitch in when I see you. i am no good at decorating etc, so whatever you party peeps plan up is good with me.. I can pitch in for the decor but not the ideas!

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