Entries are being accepted for the 2014 Butter - Egg Days Parade to be held on April 26 in downtown Petaluma. This year's theme is "Home Grown Petaluma," celebrating all things hatched, incubated, planted and raised in Petaluma.
All parade entries will be selected based on how well entrants complete their presentations around the theme. The early bird deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Feb. 28. The regular deadline is 8 a.m. March 10.
Entries received after March 10 will be accepted only if there is space available. A parade workshop will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St.
The workshop will go over how to create a parade entry, developing a theme and details about the Butter - Egg Days Parade.
The cost to attend is $5 per person and includes a float building manual. Reservations for the workshop are due by Feb. 10.
For details, a parade entry form and fee information, visit petalumadowntown.com or call 763-0344.
The Butter - Egg Days Parade committee is also accepting entries for the 2014 Good Egg Award.
The Good Egg Award is presented annually to a Petaluma citizen whose "egg-ceptional" effort over time has helped preserve and contribute to the positive promotion of the city of Petaluma, its history and its people.
The awards started 29 years ago to honor people who work to promote Petaluma and keep its history alive.
To nominate a "Good Egg" send a nomination form or letter to: The Good Egg Award Committee, c/o Petaluma Downtown Association, 210 Lakeville St., Petaluma, 94952. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 21.
The letter should identify how the prospective Good Egg has helped to promote Petaluma and its history within the community and beyond. They may have done this by working to preserve Petaluma history, promoting Petaluma's distinctive resources or helping others to remember and honor historic Petalumans or Petaluma achievements. In other words, the nominee must be someone who has contributed to the preservation or promotion of Petaluma's history.
The winner of the Good Egg Award will be announced at the opening ceremony to be held at noon on April 19 at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St. The Good Egg will also ride in the Butter - Egg Days Parade on April 26.
To have a nomination form mailed to you, call the Butter - Egg Days Parade office at 763-0344, or pick one up at the Petaluma Downtown Assocation, 210 Lakeville St.