Parade of Duct Tape Floats Brought More Than Disco Fever
AVON, Ohio (June 19, 2010) – A time warp occurred in Avon, Ohio, over Father’s Day weekend with the Seventh-Annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival, complete with a colorful parade that rolled down the streets with participants sporting peace signs, flower power and…Duck® brand duct tape. This year’s festival celebrated all things duct tape in a far-out way by taking festivalgoers on a retro rewind to the 60s, 70s and 80s with a Peace, Love, and…Duck® Tape theme.
Local businesses, organizations and more also shared the love by creating more than 25 floats featuring the sticky fix-all for the one-of-a-kind parade. A panel of judges was on site to judge the floats based on several criteria, including the amount of duct tape used, use of color and originality. The judges awarded the Collin Woodstock float the Tip Top Tape grand prize of $1,000. Five additional winners received $500 cash prizes.
The parade wasn’t the only highlight of this year’s festivities. Throughout the weekend, festivalgoers also took part in creating their own funky crafts in the craft tent, where they could try their hand at making peace signs, flowers and, of course, traditional favorites like a wallet, all with the more than 20 colors and patterns of Duck® Tape.
Psychedelic sculptures, ranging from an olive branch carried by a dove to a yellow submarine to a guitar, were spread throughout the grounds and challenged festivalgoers to complete a fun scavenger hunt to discover a hidden phrase among the 14 duct tape displays. The sculptures, created by students at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Penn., showcased the retro theme by incorporating elements that represented the 60s, 70s and 80s and brought them to life using Duck® Tape.
The fashions of yester-year – created with Duck® Tape – were also on display for festivalgoers to enjoy. Students from Virginia Marti College of Art and Design in Lakewood, Ohio, created the fabulous fashions, ranging from bell-bottoms to funky fringe dresses and vests.
For more information or to view additional festival highlights, please visit www.AvonDuctTapeFestival.com.
Duck® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, hardware and craft retailers in more than 20 colors and patterns, including aqua, camouflage, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, standard silver, and an assortment of other traditional colors such as red, yellow, black and blue.
The Duck® brand offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit www.duckbrand.com for additional product information.
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green®, FrogTape®, Caremail® and Easy Liner® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape™ and Kip™ brands. Visit www.shurtech.com for more information.