ALL ENTRY APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JUNE 13, 2017,
in the case of those sent via US Mail;
or RECEIVED by JUNE 13, 2017, in the case of those faxed or hand-delivered or sent via E-mail.


Participation in the 2017 Bel Air Independence Day Parade is by acceptance of application only. We hereby invite you to apply; however, not all applicants may be accepted.

We, the members of the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, have a vision of how our parade should look and feel. Participants in our parade are required to present themselves in a manner that is consistent with this vision. The complete rules describe this is some depth; if you haven't read the complete Parade Rules and Regulations, please select this link to do so.

The Parade Rules and Regulations include information on classifications of units, prizes available, conduct that is required or prohibited, and more; at the end of this form, you will be asked to indicate that you agree to abide by all Parade Rules.

Please print out this form in order to apply for inclusion in the Bel Air Independence Day Parade.

For information on becoming a Parade Sponsor or a contributor to the July 4 festivities, please select this link.

At the bottom of this form, please see instructions for mailing or faxing this form to the Bel Air Independence Day Committee. Thank you very much for your interest in our parade, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

About You and/or Your Organization

 
Entrant (Name of Unit or Entry; Organization, if applicable - please print clearly!):


                                                                                                                                                                    

Classification of Entrant (please check ONE of the following):
 
 Personal Entry, Religious Group, Club or Small Organization
($10 fee required for application; see below for instructions on mailing the fee)


 Business, Commercial Enterprise, Foundation or Large Organization
($175 fee required for application; see below for instructions on mailing the fee).


 Municipal Entrants (Police, Volunteer Fire Departments, Elected Officials of Harford County municipalities, and official representatives of Harford Governmental Agencies or Departments)
(No entry fee required).
 
                                                                                                                                                                    
Name of Person filling out this form

                                                                                                                                                                    
Street Address                                                               City                               State               Zip Code

                                                                                                                                                                      Phone Number - Day                               Phone Number - Night                               E-mail Address

What is the best way to contact you?    No Preference    E-mail    Phone    Regular Mail
 

About Your Unit

Please select the category in which you will be placed. This is critically important for judging:
 Band, Drum & Bugle Corps, Majorette Corps
 Color Guard
 Beauty Queen or Honored Individual
 Musical Marching Unit
 Non-Musical Marching or Wheeling Unit
 Comic or Novelty Act
 Float (see the rules for definition of what is a float)
 Mobile Unit(s)
 Antique Vehicle (car, truck, fire engine, military vehicles)
 Equestrian Unit(s)
 Fire Company
 Elected Public Official

Number of vehicles your unit will have IN the parade (e.g., following behind a marching unit) (required):        

Number of vehicles your group will use to DROP OFF people in the staging area (required):        
 
Please describe your unit in 2 ways: first, tell us what it looks like: for instance, "a truck pulling a trailer on which people are standing in patriotic poses" or "a decorated antique fire truck." This information is very important to help us place you most advantageously in the staging areas. So, what does your unit look like?








Next, tell us about you or your organization. this information — generally called a "blurb" — will be announced from the Reviewing Stand. If you need more space, please mail or fax us your information (see below for address and fax numbers). You may also use this space for comments, questions or special requests. If you don't give us this information, all we will announce is your name. If you need to, please use another sheet or the back of this page. So, what is your blurb?








Agreement, Waiver and Acknowledgement

  1. I hereby state that I am authorized to execute this entry form on behalf of the entrant and that the information provided by me and/or the entrant is true and correct.

  2. Waiver of Liability: Waiver of Liability: Entrant waives any and all demands, suits, actions, or claims of any kind whatsoever it has ever had in the past or will have in the future against the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., and its respective servants, agents or employees, for any and all losses, damages, claims, costs or charges of any kind suffered by entrant as a result, either direct or indirect, of anticipating and/or participating in the Bel Air 4th of July Parade held on July 4, 2017. Furthermore, entrant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., and its servants, agents or employees, against any and all claims, suits, actions, costs and demands of any kind made against the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., as a result of entrant's anticipation of and/or participation in the Bel Air 4th of July Parade on July 4, 2017.

  3. I understand that participation in the Bel Air Independence Day Committee Bel Air, Maryland, July 4, 2017 parade, is by acceptance of application only, and that not all applications received upon invitation may be accepted. I agree that my application will not be processed until the appropriate fee ($10 or $175) is received. I agree to mail the appropriate fee, via check made out to the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., to P.O. Box 724, Bel Air, MD 21014, by the dates set by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., or to drop off said fee as directed by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.

  4. I acknowledge and agree that my image(s) and/or the image(s) of the entrant, as well as the sound produced by the entrant, if any, may be photographed, videotaped, and/or recorded during participation in the Bel Air 4th of July Parade, and, in exchange for being permitted to participate in the parade, I further affirmatively grant permission to the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., or to its assigns, to use those images and/or sounds for purposes of publicity, solicitation of sponsorship, broadcast or cablecast on television or radio, display on the internet, or for any other purpose, now and in the future, including use in media or formats not yet in existence, forever, by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., without any notice or further compensation to me, and I waive any rights to said image(s) or sound(s) on behalf of the entrant, now and forever.

  5. I have read and understand the Parade Rules and Regulations and agree to comply with said Rules and Regulations; I have read and understand the waiver of liability set forth above.


                                                                                                                                      
Signature of Person Filling Out This Form

Please mail this application with your entry fee to:

The Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 724
Bel Air, MD 21014

You may also fax this application to 410-893-2598; however, you must also mail the application fee to the above address. Your application cannot be processed without the application fee. You may also drop the application and the fee off at the offices of BSL&R, 508 Rock Spring Road in Bel Air. Deadline for applications: postmarked by JUNE 13, 2017; via fax or dropped off by JUNE 13, 2017. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. Make your check payable to The Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.

The Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation.  © 2003-2017, the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.