Albany, Ore. – The fifth annual Procession of the Species parade is scheduled in historic downtown Albany on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21, 2012.
The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Broadalbin Street and will serpentine through downtown for several blocks. It will end at the Albany Senior Center with snacks for participants and a puppet show, “Cool, Clean, Water,” performed by students from Central Elementary School.
The parade will include people of all ages dressed up as favorite animals, trees, flowers, or other natural elements, marching in a colorful procession to have fun and celebrate the natural world. Participants are asked to use art and music avenues when creating their “species.” The only guidelines are no written words, motorized vehicles, or live animals.
A one-hour pre-parade workshop will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue SE. Participants will get materials and help to prepare for the Procession. The workshop is free, for the whole family and sponsored by the Willamette Valley Puppeteers.
This year’s Procession is sponsored by the Albany Downtown Association, City of Albany, Community Before and After School Program, First Christian Church, The Arts Center in Corvallis, and Willamette Valley Puppeteers.
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