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Student Involvement and Leadership 

Student Center 250
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-3007
E-mail: Gypsy Days
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NSU Gypsy Day Parade

Gypsy Day Parade Float Registration

is closed.


Late Registration


To inquire about late registration, email or call 605-626-3007.


A late fee of $10 will be added to the $25 registration fee. 


No applications for registration will be accepted after Sept. 26.



2013 Parade Winners



Overall Best Entry: Lien Transportation


President's Award (Best NSU Entry): Northern State University Campus Activities Board
• Mayor's Award (Best Aberdeen Area Community Entry): Roncalli Boy Scouts Pack 359
Chamber Award (Best Aberdeen Area Business Entry): Centennial Homes


Northern Pride Award (Best Representation of Theme): Dial-a-Move Inc.

Northern Spirit Award (Best Group Participation): Aberdeen Family YMCA

Gypsy Award for best vehicle entry: Wheat Growers

Thunder's Award for best animal entry: Wells Fargo Bank

Good Samaritan Award: Brown County Sheriff's Department


Marching bands


Overall winner and Gold Award: Platte-Geddes High School



2013 Parade Marshal:  Lester Clarke, former NSU interim president, vice president, dean and professor

Past marshals: 2012: Bob Olson, retired Northern State University athletic director; 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