(Squaw Valley USA-News Release, April 5, 2003) Grab your wagon, bike, scooter or trike, cover it with colors and environmentally friendly things and bring it to Squaw Valley on Saturday April 19, 2003 for the first Squaw Valley Eco-Parade in the Village.
Entries may include anything that can be pushed, pulled or pedaled and does not have a motor, including bikes, wagons, skateboards, scooters or big wheels. The theme is recycling and participants are encouraged to make and decorate their floats out of recycled materials. Parade attendees are also encouraged to dress up in the costume of their choice. The parade route will wind through the Village and base area of Squaw Valley USA and judging will be based on originality, creativity, appeal and environmental friendliness.
"This event is for kids of all ages," explained Eric Brandt, Director of Marketing for Squaw Valley Ski Corp, and event creator. "We want to encourage people to showcase their creativity, while also promoting a positive environmental message."
Registration for the parade takes place at the South Entrance of the Village from 9-11am and the parade itself begins at noon. Prizes include a two night stay in the Village (with lift tickets), cash donated in the winner's name to the environmental organization of their choice, a child's season pass to Squaw Valley USA for the 2003-2004 season and a summer 2003 Cable Car Pass.
For more information call The Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company at 530-584-6268 or the Squaw Valley Ski Corp at 530-583-6985 or visit www.squaw.com.