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NSU Gypsy Day Parade




Lineup Blocks 1-8


Lineup Blocks 9-16


Thank you for agreeing to participate in the Gypsy Day parade. Volunteers will be located at each block to assist with line up and to provide you with your entry number. Please remember to post your entry number at the front of your entry so it is visible from the east side. All bands will feed into position at the corner of main and 7th avenue north. They will not lineup on the blocks. The parade will begin at the corner of main street and 7th avenue and go south on main street to 12th avenue south. Feel free to contact us at 605-626-3007 should you have any questions. Thanks for your support of NSU!" 




2012 Parade Winners





Overall Best Entry: Lien Transportation


President's Award (Best NSU Entry): International Student Organization
• Mayor's Award (Best Aberdeen Area Community Entry): Roncalli Boy Scouts
Chamber Award (Best Aberdeen Area Business Entry): Centennial Homes


Northern Pride Award (Best Representation of Theme): Primrose

Northern Spirit Award (Best Group Participation): Boys and Girls Club

Gypsy Award for best vehicle entry: Dial-a-Move

Thunder's Award for best animal entry: Wheat Growers

Good Samaritan Award: Brown County Sheriff's Department


Marching bands


Overall winner: Aberdeen Central High School


Gold Award winners: Aberdeen Central, Warner High School, Aberdeen Roncalli High School, Groton High School, Hoven High School, Ipswich High School, Platte-Geddes High School, Leola High School

Silver Award winners: Watertown High School, Langford High School, Edmunds Central High School, Northwestern High School, Frederick Area High School, Redfield High School, Simmons/Holgate Middle School, Britton-Hecla High School



2012 Parade Marshal: Bob Olson, retired Northern State University athletic director

Past marshals: 2011: Dr. Jack Warner, executive director of the S.D. Board of Regents; 2010: Mary Cundy, Joanna Goetz, and Deanna Mauck, founding master teachers for the NSU Center for Statewide E-learning; 2009: Dr. James Smith, NSU president, and Dr. Connie Ruhl-Smith; 2008: Mike Levsen, Aberdeen mayor and NSU alum