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Gracie's Thanksgiving Day Parade comes to TC3

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by imported_Gracie Nito, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. <center>Gracie's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    With Thanksgiving approaching, it is time to start planning ahead for the annual Gracie's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Each year the roomies at Gracie's Garage have decorated floats for the parade. I have always been pleasantly surprised by the creative talents of every roomy. This year's roomy competition is well under way. This is our fourth annual parade.

    City Wide Competition!!!

    This year the float decorating contest will extend to anyone in TC3 that wishes to participate! That's right! You can build your own Thanksgiving Day Parade Float on your own lot. Grand Prize for the winning float this year will be 50,000 Simoleans!

    Parade Theme this year is

    Float size 5 tiles x 5 tiles.
    3 full walls and one fenced wall for viewing float.


    Everything you use to decorate your float must be inside the 5x5 tile area.

    You will need to be online to show your float sometime between the Nov 18th - 22nd to the judges.

    You need a sign just outside the perimeter of your float that includes the following.

    1. Title of Float
    2. Brief description of your interpretation of this year's theme.
    3. Designed by (your sim name)

    Everyone is welcome to stop by Gracie's Garage Sale to view my roomy examples of floats. My roomies are competing with each other and are not part of the city competition.

    Once you have completed your float, please stop by and add your sim name to our list of floaters. Limit of one float per sim may be entered in contest.

    Float competition scores

    Each float will recieve 3 scores from each judge.
    0-5 pts for Title
    0-5 pts for theme interpretation
    0-5 pts for overall creativity

    A total of 15pts would be a perfect score.

    At the time of your showing, I will randomly pull 5 people that are online to view your float and give me their scores. Those 5 scores will be averaged together for an overal score in the competion.

    In the event of a tie, prizes will be divided equally between the winners.

    Thanskgiving Day

    Winners will be announced on my property bio and here on Nov 22nd.
    Parade will begin at 10:00 AM EST. Please join us at the garage to join the parade and view floats. In real life people stand on the street to watch the parade go by. In the sims online, the parade floats are static and sims will parade by them. We will tour as many floats that are online between 10:00AM and Noon on Thanksgiving Day.

    Gracie's Thanksgiving Parade 2006 can still be viewed at this link.
  2. MandiK

    MandiK Guest

    Wooooooo! Awesome [​IMG]
  3. Wow, that's an awesome idea.
    Very creative way to involve the city!
  4. Max CR

    Max CR Guest

    Cool idea. How exactly are you going to run a parade? Is it goign to move?
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What is also nice is that almost all of the named contestants from last year are still in DG. [​IMG]
  6. Max,

    The actual parade is a parade of sims. We meet and depart the Garage at 10:00AM EST on Thanksgiving morning and parade around town viewing any parade floats online that day. Often we even parade to homes without floats wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving [​IMG].
  7. Wow! Cool idea [​IMG]

    I am going to submit a Float.

    Thankies Gracie!!! [​IMG]
  8. YAY!! My first Gracie's Thanksgiving Parade!!!
  9. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    Just finished making mine [​IMG]
  10. Hmm.....*scratches chin* wonder what I will do......hmmmmm

    *Runs off to think of a room*

    Float Update: I finished my float! Question is...should my house remain closed until Thanksgiving or can I open it? (LMAO it's not like I have 'that' many visitors but was just wondering.)
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest



    The actual parade is a parade of sims. We meet and depart the Garage at 10:00AM EST on Thanksgiving morning and parade around town viewing any parade floats online that day. Often we even parade to homes without floats wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving [​IMG].

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I'm so glad such a positive force as yourself is still in the game. You're one of the community's strongest assets.
  12. Floats have started popping up across the city. It's not too late to enter the contest.

    We'll begin judging tomorrow!
    Tentative schedule of the best time to catch me online

    Sunday , Nov18th
    between the hours of 1:30pm and 4:30pm CST.

    Please send me a message if your float is ready to be judged or drop by Gracie's Garage Sale and add your name to the list.

    Monday 2:30PM - 7:30PM CST
    Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00AM CST
    4:30PM -9:30 PM CST
    Last day!
    Wednesday 9:00am-11:00AM CST
    3:30PM - 8:30PM CST
  13. Can I still enter Gracie???? So excited!
  14. Halca Yucali

    Halca Yucali Guest

    I did not get to eat your turkey. Will you do holiday again?
  15. Bindy

    Bindy Guest

    I missed the festivities,I sure hope you post the winning floats in here for all to see. Congrats on making something fun for people to join in on. I hope everyone had a great time. [​IMG]
  16. MandiK

    MandiK Guest

    I had alot of fun marching in the parade guys! [​IMG]
  17. Results are in! Floats have floated and marchers have paraded. If you missed it this year, have no fear! We'll back again next year!
  18. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    Well done everyone! [​IMG]