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Colony Days parade Atascadero

The Atascadero United Methodist Church’s float sings it’s way through the 2014 parade. Photo by Heather Young

This year’s celebration includes annual Dogtoberfest

–The parade lineup for the 42nd annual Colony Days parade in Atascadero was released Tuesday. The annual parade has 62 entries, which is down a bit from past years. Parade participants should check-in between 8 and 9 a.m. on the corner of Olmeda Avenue and West Mall in Atascadero. The parade begins at 10 a.m. this Saturday with the same route starting and ending by the Atascadero City Administration Building.

Colony Days Committee Publicity Chair Nicholas Mattson said that despite incorrect information being passed around, same-day parade registration will not be allowed. He said that parade registration closed on Oct. 9 in order to allow time to prepare the parade script and lineup. The theme for the parade is “Volunteers on Parade.”

For the first time, the annual Dogtoberfest will be held in conjunction with Colony Days. The event will be held in Sunken Gardens with registration starting at 10 a.m.

This year’s parade grand marshall is Barbie Butz and the king and queen are Bob and Wilma Sparling.

2015 Colony Days parade lineup:2015ColonyDaysLogo

  1. Atascadero Police Department
  2. Atascadero City Fire Department
  3. Atascadero High School Greyhound Marching Band
  4. City of Atascadero
  5. Color Guard
  6. 2015 Colony Days Royalty — Bob and Wilma Sparling
  7. 2015 Colony Days Grand Marshal — Barbie Butz
  8. Atascadero State Hospital Fire Department
  9. Atascadero Junior High School Band
  10. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Posse
  11. The Learning Tree
  12. Atascadero Fine Arts Academy
  13. Parade flag sponsors
  14. Colony Days Tent City
  15. Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 — Vehicle
  16. Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 — Marching
  17. Parents For Joy
  18. Atascadero Education Foundation — Greybots
  19. Debbie Arnold
  20. Escuela del Rio
  21. Atascadero Fine Arts Academy — Drums
  22. ASB — Atascadero High School Leadership
  23. Atascadero United Methodist Church
  24. Preston Swing Dancers
  25. The Atascadero Wranglerettes
  26. Peterson U-Cart
  27. Salud Carbajal for Congress
  28. Templeton High School Band — Talon Drums & Brass Corps
  29. Community Church of Atascadero
  30. Monterey Road Elementary School
  31. Quota International of Atascadero
  32. San Luis Obispo High School Marching Band
  33. Friends of the Atascadero Lake
  34. California Nurses Association
  35. Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of the Central Coast and One Cool Earth and San Benito Road Elementary School
  36. Coast Union High School Band
  37. North County Humane Society
  38. Motions Academy of Dance
  39. Eric Michielssen for Supervisor
  40. Righetti Warrior Marching Band
  41. Atascadero Optimist Club
  42. Main Street Dance Company
  43. Pet Partners
  44. Atascadero Masonic Lodge
  45. RISE
  46. Dixie Dominus Traditional Jazz Band
  47. NCASARP — The “BULLDOGS”
  48. Estrella Warbirds
  49. S6 Martial Arts
  50. Ostrander for Congress
  51. Arroyo Grande High School Band and Color Guard
  52. Northern Energy
  53. Atascadero High School Drama Department
  54. American Youth Soccer Organization U10 soccer
  55. Girl Scouts of Cuesta Del Norte
  56. Paso Robles High School
  57. Department of State Hospitals fire department
  58. Friends of the Atascadero Library — Dancing With Our Stars
  59. Magic is in the Air
  60. The Learning Tree
  61. American Heritage Girls
  62. Paulding Middle School “Marching Patriots” Band and Color Guard

Colony Days schedule – Oct. 17, 2015

  • 7 a.m.: Lions Club pancake breakfast in Sunken Gardens
  • 10 a.m.: Colony Days parade
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Dogtoberfest Racer check-in, walk-ins are welcome
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Vendors and food in Sunken Gardens
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Bounce houses in Sunken Gardens
  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Tent City by Atascadero Creek
  • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Dogtoberfest Wiener and Wiener Wannabe races
  • 2 p.m.: Colony Band Festival — Field Show and Drum Line Competition at Atascadero High School Memorial Stadium
  • 3 p.m.: Dogtoberfest Pet Costume contest
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