The Spirit of Beacon Parade is coming up in little more than a week, (Sept 30, in fact) and here's what you need to know, from Jill Reynolds:
The group that brought you "The New Hudson River School" award-winning Spirit of Beacon Day 2004 parade entry, aka the "fish float," invites you to be a part of this year's entry: "Building a Better Beacon." Come as your favorite tool! The choice of tool does not have to be limited to hand tools-- powertools and implements from whatever your trade is are welcome as well, anything that fits in with the idea of "Building a Better Beacon." Kitchen implements, art studio gear, tech gadgets, etc. Also materials would be appropriate, e.g. a brick, a bag of flour, a can/tube of paint, etc. And speaking of materials, anything you want to make it out of is fine. The main thing is that it be recognizable as whatever object you're trying to portray. Differences in scale between tools is okay. This is an open invitation. Please SPREAD THE WORD to whomever youthink might be interested. The more the merrier. Also other floats/marchers are to be enthusiastically encouraged, e.g. there is talk of maybe a tree stump contingent forming (on thetheme of creating a worse Beacon...). Anyone who wants to register a float to be in the parade should call Roy Ciancanelli at 845-831-3027 ASAP. The Spirit of Beacon Day is Sunday Sept 30. The parade is scheduled to begin around 12:30 (based on past experience; will get confirmation on exact time later). Rain date is the following Sunday. Our official "Building a Better Beacon" registration form will be arriving in the mail shortly. For any who are interested, want to jump-start their parade costume, have an idea but are not sure how to go about it, there will be a
TOOL-BUILDING WORKSHOP: SATURDAY SEPT 22 at 10 WILLOW ST. from 1:00-5:00pm
Expertise and free advice on costume-building will be available, as well as free electricity and cheery communal spirit. If you think you might want to participate please call or e-mail (email@example.com) so I have some idea of how many to expect. We will have some tools but please bring whatever tools and materials you have as well, including but not limited to:
CARDBOARD, HOT GLUE GUNS + GLUE STICKS, ELMER'S GLUE, WOOD GLUE, PAINT + BRUSHES, CRAFT MATERIALS like glitter, pom-poms, toothpicks, etc., FABRIC FOAM BOARD, BAMBOO, STRING, UTILITY KNIVES AND BLADES, MEASURING TAPES,
PENCILS, KEEP AN EYE OUT DURING THE WEEK FOR STUFF YOU CAN USE.