One high point of First Night State College, the Grand Procession, steps off at 6:30 p.m. The Grand Procession features an array of giant papier-mâché puppets consisting of birds, lions, wizards, and other animals – even dachshunds! – brought to life by your friends and neighbors. Local drummers are also welcome to join in by utilizing one of our African drums or by bringing their own drum.
Unlike a parade, the procession invites spectators to join in, for when it comes to this Grand Procession, the more really is the merrier. We have oodles of puppets in a wide variety of sizes, so there definitely is one that’s just right for you. We even have drums if puppets aren’t really your thing.
People who want to be a part of the Grand Procession must meet no later than 6:00 p.m. in the Education Building, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue.
The First Night procession isn’t just for kids. Some of the pieces are so large they must be carried by adults. And some even require more than one adult. It’s a great activity for a bunco group, a church circle, or any other group of people.
Admit it – haven’t you always wanted to march down the middle of the street as a giant purple aardvark?