Yada Yada Parade to feature the strange and unusual

More than 29 unusual entries are scheduled to participate in the 3rd annual Yada Yada parade at 10 a.m.


"Any crazy thing goes," said parade organizer Dora Green.

"We urge people to create their own individual or group image or theme and join in."

Individuals, groups, organizations and businesses have entered the event called, "The Anything Goes Parade."

Entries include the "Wild Roses of Chloride," "Wally Clowns," J.J.

Dolan Gang, the "Finest Lady Cheerleaders," the Queen of Caffeine and a Kazoo Band, just to name a few of the wacky entries.

Other entries include the original truck, "Little Joe," featured in the movie "Back to the Future" and a City of Kingman float to celebrate 50 years of incorporation.

"This is a fun event for the community, a kick-off for Kingman's Downtown Merchants Association Art & Antique Fair and the Kingman Block Party, both of which will start when the parade is over – about 11 a.m.," Green said.

Parade entrants will line up in front on the Mohave County Courthouse.

The parade route is from Spring Street at 4th Street, to Beale Street, then right on Beale Street to Locomotive Park.

Green is still taking entries for the parade.

"We welcome walkers, runners, skaters, riders, limpers, crawlers, animals, autos, aliens and any other strange entry," she said.

"It is $10 per group to enter.

We don't care if there is one or 100 in the group."

Groups must provide their own banner, optional music, such as a boom box or instruments, and costumes and make-up, if needed.

Some participants will march and others will be riding on floats in the parade.

Parade announcers will be Green and Earl Hamlyn.

For more information about the Yada Yada Parade, or the fill out an entry form contact Green at Yada Yada headquarters, located at Downtown TV & Appliance, 1510 Stockton Hill Road, or call Green at 753-3616.

For more information about the Yada Yada Parade contact Ferry at 753-1216 or Earl Hamlyn at 718-3500.