Webster University Receives 'Outstanding' Award in Webster Groves Community Days July 4 Parade

Jul. 11, 2018

Webster University staff, students and alumni represent in the Community Days Parade
Staff, alumni and students represented in this annual community event in Webster Groves, where the University was founded in 1915. 

Webster University's float in the annual Webster Groves Community Days July 4 parade received the "Outstanding" award in the category of Best Theme.

Webster University Receives 'Outstanding' Award in July 4 Parade
The judges assess the Webster University float near the end of the parade route.

Global Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement and Facilities Operations collaborated on the University's representation in this major community event, including constructing a float and organizing staff, alumni, student and family member volunteers to represent Webster during the parade, which drew an estimated 40,000 spectators.

The award-winning float was designed and decorated by Sara Boyd in Global Marketing & Communications, with the framework constructed by Randy Doty in Facilities Operations. The float's theme was "Fired Up For The Fourth!"

Staff from several departments joined in the celebration, handing out fans to on-lookers on the approximately two-mile parade route, which begins just in front of the Webster University campus on Lockwood and continues through historic Webster Groves.

Community Days is Webster Groves' annual multi-day festival around the July 4 Independence Day holiday, including carnival and music events as well as evening fireworks displays. 

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