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Dear Friends,
We would like to invite you to participate in our 22nd Annual Lighted Snowflake Parade and special events on Saturday, November 17, 2018. We welcome you to join us prior to the parade for a Social Hour and then hop on a bus and be taken to one of five senior living centers to spread some holiday cheer. The Community Chili Feed will follow the parade.

SOCIAL HOUR
Join us at Cambridge City Center from 1:15 – 2:45 for refreshments and good company, and then at 3:00 buses will transport you to visit with the residents of a local senior home. Following the visits, buses will make drop offs at both City Center and the line-up area—choose whichever is most convenient for you. Chaperones are welcome to come along!

LINE-UP AREA AND PARADE ROUTE
Line-up will begin at 3:30 p.m. along 2nd Avenue and in the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Parking lot. Specific line-up details and maps will be sent the week of the event. The parade will commence at 5:30.
• Units must be lit
• Walkers are welcome and can make creative use of flashlights, lanterns, and battery packs
• We encourage the use of holiday/winter decorations
• NO LIVE SANTAS, please! Only one “official” Santa will make his seasonal debut at the end of the parade so as not to confuse children.


COMMUNITY CHILI FEED
Everyone is invited back to City Center following the parade, where a complimentary meal of Captain Ken’s chili and French bread will be served to your Ambassadors/Royalty and ONE chaperone. All others are asked to pay $4 for their meal.


AWARDS:
Mayor’s Choice - Our Mayor and City Council’s favorite overall entry Community Spirit - Show off YOUR community’s spirit within your entry Best Walking Unit - For those without a float Thanks for Coming “Snow Far”- Who will come the furthest to join us? Please respond with a completed application (this includes an application, waiver, OPTIONAL $10 entry fee, and script) by Monday, November 5; however, late entries will be happily accepted IF WE HAVE SPACE as the parade is limited to the first 80 units to keep the parade less than one hour in length. Questions should be directed to Laurie at 612-991-1687 or e-mail lauriefromcambridge@gmail.com. Keep an eye on the Cambridge Ambassador Program Facebook page for updated information.


DIRECTIONS (from the south):
Cambridge City Center Mall ~ Social Hour and Chili Feed 300 3rd Avenue NE, Cambridge, MN 55008 Take Highway 65 (Central Avenue) north to Cambridge. Exit at Hwy. 95 and go to the left (west). Turn right (north) at the stoplights on Main Street. Turn right (east) again on 3rd Avenue NE. Use the main entrance, which is the same entrance as the Police Department.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College ~ Parade Line-Up
300 Spirit River Drive S., Cambridge MN 55008 Follow Hwy. 95 west through town. Take the first left (south) at the lights right after the bridge. Take an immediate left onto 2nd to enter the line-up area. A detailed map and line-up information will be sent to the e-mail on your application by Tuesday, November 13. **The Cambridge Ambassador Crowning Celebration will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019. Mark your calendar now and look for an invitation in the spring!

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