Western Dakota Tech reveals parade float

RAPID CITY, S.D. – On Monday night, Western Dakota Technical Institute introduced its talking parade float. The float was created by engineering and construction students, along with volunteers. The float will make its official debut at the Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday. The parade takes place in downtown Rapid City, near Main Street Square.

The school held its second annual reveal party for the float. The party consisted of games, marshmallow snowmen and a hot cocoa station. Staff, students and their children were welcome to participate in the event.

The float took about six weeks to produce, with the help of over 70 people. The float was programmed to introduce itself, play music and flash its lights to the beat of the music.

The President of Western Dakota Tech, Ann Bowman, coordinated the event.

“We’re just really happy that we can hold this event. We have some very talented students and faculty who work hard. So, we’re happy to share this with family, friends and community members.”

They have participated in the Festival of Lights for several years but recently started the tradition of the reveal party.

On Saturday, along with the parade, there will be the annual tree lighting at Main Street Square. NewsCenter1 will stream the ceremony on air and online. Gets details here.

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