2017 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE ON JULY 3RD

July 3rd at 6:30 pm – More Details Coming Soon!

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The parade is a special event for Baton Rouge residents, marking the 45th year we celebrate the independence of our country. This parade is one of Louisiana’s largest events celebrating our nation’s independence, with more than 300 participants in fifty-plus units, and several thousand spectators.

The 2017 parade is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Sunday, July 3rd.  The parade lasts about an hour and rolls as long as weather conditions permit.

The parade route begins and ends at Kenilworth Science & Technology School on Boone Drive.  Parade groups should arrive at the school at 5:30 pm or earlier for set-up and staging.

To offset the cost for required parade insurance, we request a voluntary donation of $50 from each group marching in the parade. Please make your donation check payable to “Kenilworth Civic Association”.

Donations can be made online through Paypal by clicking here.

Please mail your check to KCA, P.O. Box 80375, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.

Don’t miss out on the fun! We anxiously await your reply to participate in this year’s parade. Please contact us with any questions you may have at parade@kenilworthneighborhood.com.

INFORMATION FOR PARADE PARTICIPANTS

• Be in place by 5:45 pm or earlier, in the parking lot of the Kenilworth Science & Technology School (7600 Boone Drive)

• Parade officials will be there starting at 4:30 pm to help stage groups at their assigned places in the parking lot.  (parade officials will be in flag-themed shirts or red shirts and will have handouts showing where you should set up in the parking lot)

• DO NOT PARK NON-PARADE VEHICLES IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT!!

• The parade route is 1.8 miles long. The parade takes about one hour.

• Group placement in the parade is as random as possible.

• While there are water stations along the parade route and at the school parking lot, it's a good idea to bring some water to drink.

• Show your Louisiana spirit: bring beads and trinkets to throw!

• If you have a large float, please have people walking along the float to help with safety. Please make sure we know if you have a large float so you can be staged properly.

• This is an outdoor event and will be held as long as weather conditions permit and do not threaten the safety of participants or spectators. KCA will attempt to communicate status via e-mail and will attempt to update our webpage with information. Unfortunately, we do not have a rain date, so join with us in praying for good weather!

• Be in good taste for this family-oriented event.

• Have fun! God bless America!

KCA Networking Through Websites, Yahoo Groups, Facebook, and E-mail Addresses

KCA Networking Through Available Websites, Yahoo Groups, Facebook, and E-mail Addresses

Electronic communication is a value and a key part of any organization. The internet can be a wealth of information, confirmed or unconfirmed. KCA wants to make sure you, as a member, are clear on what Kenilworth Civic Association sponsors and what we have no control over.
The goal of this article is not to dissuade you in any way as to where you go to receive your information but to explain the differences between the various sites.

1. http://kenilworthneighborhood.com/ is our official website established by the KCA board to provide information about our neighborhood. Paul Sicard and Aaron Keating, a board member, maintain this website. This is where you can find information about the KCA Independence Day parade, photos from the parade and Luminaries, and other matters about our neighborhood.

2. Paul also maintains an e-mail account, which is for parade business since it is a huge undertaking every year. The address is: parade@kenilworthneighborhood.com

3. Celeste Robin, our administrator, maintains an email address if you have concerns or questions about subjects besides the parade. That email address is kca@kenilworthneighborhood.com. She sends out a quarterly newsletter filled with useful information just like this article! This is the best address to use to email your concerns and suggestions directly to the KCA board.

4. Our official Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/Kenilworth-Civic-Association-2835…/ where you can find dates and reminders of events in Kenilworth and also find pictures.

Three Non-KCA sponsored groups using Kenilworth name –

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KenilworthSubdivisionNews/ . This yahoo group was established by a former resident of Kenilworth and is now being managed by Phil Beaver. This group has no formal relationship with our civic association. Its goal is to provide information useful to Kenilworth residents, including weekly summaries of crime in the area.
  • 2. http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/kenilworthbr/ is the link to a Facebook group page that provides information about Kenilworth subdivision. Christine Grenat, a resident of Kenilworth, established this Facebook group. The KCA board has no formal relationship with this group in that it was not created or managed by the KCA board. This is a great place to post information about a lost pet, a garage sale and such.
  • Nextdoor.com and app – This is a company based out of San Francisco, California that connects you to your neighbors by confirming your address. These are personal conversations between a radius of neighbors. Members can start communications on any topic. Some examples include “strange vehicle”, “lost dog”, “piano for sale”, “looking for good handyman”. We have used and tested all these sites and we would recommend learning the settings on the amount of emails and notifications this app and website bring in. Other than that, this website is useful and specific.

We are not aware of any law which prohibits the use of the Kenilworth name by anyone who chooses to use it. We are hopeful that anyone who chooses to use the name, would do so in the best interest of the neighborhood and of the civic association. The KCA board encourages all those who invest their time and talent to enhance life in the neighborhood by making important information available to residents via the internet. At the same time, we saw a need to distinguish official KCA sites from other sites. We hope you find this information helpful.
In 2011, the KCA board began obtaining email addresses of its members in order to electronically distribute newsletters and other announcements of interest to KCA members. Additionally, the KCA board maintains a list of email addresses of all Kenilworth residents, not just KCA members, who are willing to provide them. This is important to the Civic Association because it enables us to electronically distribute important information, including safety concerns, immediately to hundreds of households. We will never sell or share your email address with anyone.

2017 Kenilworth Luminaries

Best Lighting- corner of Kenilworth Parkway and Leycester – oh, so many lights!

Best Block – Sunbury Circle, Disney theme

Most Original- Louray Cajun Christmas House

Most Whimsical- Chippenham, just off Boone. Turn your radio on 93.5 when you pull up!

Most Religious- 300 block of Daventry
They were so excited!

Best Mailbox – Boone, across from school.
Stiff competition but they did it!

Best Door – 1500 block of Kenilworth Parkway
Also some cute ones on Louray and Daventry

Judge’s Choice – 1300 block of Kenilworth Parkway. Multiple decorated houses in this area.

North Pole Award – Find some reindeer in the 800 block of Chippenham

Perennially Wonderful – Corner of Stoneleigh and Sunbury – always a big attraction!

Best Live Portrayal – 700 block of Bromley.
Just look for the 20 foot mega tree and a red keep in the yard! This display also has music!

2016 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE ON JULY 3RD

Sunday, July 3rd at 6:30 pm

2016 Award Winners:

Best Float:                           Kenilworth Swim Team

Best Group:                        Bodi White campaign

Best Individual:                 The Baton Rouge Zoo elephant

Most Patriotic:                   USMC Color Guard

Most Original:                    Baton Rouge 4×4 Club

Judge’s Choice:                 St. Jude Cub Scout pack 103

Best Fits theme:               Exchange Club

Advocate Pictures

WBRZ 2MAD Story and Video

Sylvia Weatherspoon
Sylvia Weatherspoon

This year’s parade theme is “Star-Spangled Celebration.” Baton Rouge native Sylvia Weatherspoon of WBRZ Channel 2 news will preside as Grand Marshal and Mark and Vicky Tiller will represent Kenilworth as Residents of the Year.

The parade is a special event for Baton Rouge residents, marking the 44th year we celebrate the independence of our country. This parade is one of Louisiana’s largest events celebrating our nation’s independence, with more than 300 participants in fifty-plus units, and several thousand spectators.

The 2016 parade is scheduled for 6:30 pm, Sunday, July 3rd.  The parade lasts about an hour and rolls as long as weather conditions permit.

The parade route begins and ends at Kenilworth Science & Technology School on Boone Drive.  Parade groups should arrive at the school at 5:30 pm or earlier for set-up and staging.

To offset the cost for required parade insurance, we request a voluntary donation of $50 from each group marching in the parade. Please make your donation check payable to “Kenilworth Civic Association”.

Donations can be made online through Paypal by clicking here.

Please mail your check to KCA, P.O. Box 80375, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.

Don’t miss out on the fun! We anxiously await your reply to participate in this year’s parade. Please contact us with any questions you may have at parade@kenilworthneighborhood.com.

2016 Kenilworth Independence Day Parade Press Release

 

INFORMATION FOR PARADE PARTICIPANTS

• Be in place by 5:45 pm or earlier, in the parking lot of the Kenilworth Science & Technology School (7600 Boone Drive)

• Parade officials will be there starting at 4:30 pm to help stage groups at their assigned places in the parking lot.  (parade officials will be in flag-themed shirts or red shirts and will have handouts showing where you should set up in the parking lot)

• DO NOT PARK NON-PARADE VEHICLES IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT!!

• The parade route is 1.8 miles long. The parade takes about one hour.

• Group placement in the parade is as random as possible.

• While there are water stations along the parade route and at the school parking lot, it's a good idea to bring some water to drink.

• Show your Louisiana spirit: bring beads and trinkets to throw!

• If you have a large float, please have people walking along the float to help with safety. Please make sure we know if you have a large float so you can be staged properly.

• This is an outdoor event and will be held as long as weather conditions permit and do not threaten the safety of participants or spectators. KCA will attempt to communicate status via e-mail and will attempt to update our webpage with information. Unfortunately, we do not have a rain date, so join with us in praying for good weather!

• Be in good taste for this family-oriented event.

• Have fun! God bless America!