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Belmont Shore Christmas Parade/A Candyland Christmas
Dec 3, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Belmont Shore Christmas Parade
It’s time to dress your dog up in holiday spirit because LARPBO has been invited to participate in the 34th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade!
WHEN: Saturday, December 3, before 5pm, RAIN OR SHINE. The parade starts promptly at 6pm, so we recommend arriving around 5-5:30 p.m. (or earlier) in order to find parking and the LARPBO staging area. The beach lots will be free after 3 p.m.
WHERE: The parade route is along East Second Street and begins heading east from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue. Entries return to Livingston Avenue heading west along the north side of East Second Street. The parade route is 1.2 miles long.
WHO: All LARPBO humans(**) and trainer-approved canines(*). (*) This is an EXTREME distraction event for dogs. It's also a high profile event with thousands of spectators. We are, therefore, requiring that your dog be approved by one of the LARPBO trainers before he/she can participate. Distractions include marching bands, fire trucks, horses, kids riding scooters/skateboards, robots, people in costume, etc. Dogs will also be walking next to other LARPBO dogs (NOT single file as done during pack walks). Although our trainers are very knowledgeable, you know your dog best, so please use your best judgment in determining whether or not to bring your dog. We want all of our dogs to remain on Santa’s Nice List. (**)All participating humans must have both LARPBO and holiday spirit! We’d love for you and your family to join us, even if your dog can’t attend! The Parade Requirement is that you must dress in a festive manner. Ideally, we’d like everyone to wear a LARPBO shirt and a festive hat or something theme related! Please do not wear political apparel or shirts that may be construed as offensive. Also, NO SANTA COSTUMES to ensure that little ones don’t get confused. If you would like a LARPBO shirt, please check with a volunteer at your local class.
LARPBO PARADE GUIDELINES FOR DOG HANDLERS
1. ONE DOG PER HANDLER.
2. Be prepared for cool weather. Our dogs have been delicate flowers in past years, and most required a fleece jacket or sweater. 3. Bring water, treats and poo bags. The parade organizers will fine us if we do not pick up after our dogs. 4. All dogs must have a secure collar and leash. No retractable leashes.