Theme Announced for 2018 FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade

El Paso News
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The Sun Bowl Association Wednesday announced the theme for the 82nd Annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade is “Amazing Feats.”

The annual Parade will be Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 22, with a start-time of 10 a.m.  KTSM will again this year broadcast the parade live.

Examples of some “Amazing Feats” for a float can include accomplishments found in the Guinness Book of World Records, feats from History books or Biblical feats, such as Moses parting the Red Sea.  Other ideas can include eating records, engineering feats or athletic records like the world record for most footballs kicked in one minute or the longest shot-put. Another example of an “Amazing Feat” is UTEP winning the 1966 National Championship in basketball.

“This theme allows those entering a float to be very creative and gives the builders lots of freedom to show that creativity,” Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas said.  “We are excited to see what kind of ideas come up and hope that everyone has fun with this theme.”

Float entry applications are due by September 8th.  Applications should be submitted to the Sun Bowl Association office, located at 4150 Pinnacle Street, Suite 100.  A mock-up of the float, or of the artwork, along with a written description of the float and sponsor information should be sent along with the entry form and certificate of insurance.

The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935. The parade was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was rescheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

The parade is planned, coordinated and produced by volunteer efforts and draws an annual crowd of over 250,000 spectators.

The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the west Texas, New Mexico and Mexico area and brings together service clubs and civic organizations as well as all sectors of business and industries within the community.

For more information, visit the Sun Bowl Association website at

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