The Greater Cedar Rapids Housing & Building Association is proud to continue its mission of supporting local builders, remodelers, subcontractors, and suppliers and once again hold the Spring Parade of Homes.
Tickets are available at each parade home or Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery for $10. Or get a discounted ticket at local Casey’s General Stores for $9. Children 12 and under FREE. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to a local nonprofit organization, WRAP, the Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program.
Whether this is your first time visiting a parade home or you’ve been on the parade many times, it’s always good to refresh yourself on the basics:
SOME IN-PERSON, ALL WITH VIRTUAL TOURS ONLINE
Several parade homes will be open as usual, offering in-person tours. However, with an ongoing supply chain crisis, labor shortages and an incredible housing market, other parade homes will not be open to the public but can be viewed through a virtual tour online.
BRING YOUR SOCKS
The public is encouraged to leave their shoes at the door of each parade home so the homes don’t experience too much wear and tear. Paper booties may not be provided
at all locations, so be sure to wear socks because no bare feet will be allowed.
NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS
Please do not ask to use the bathroom or wash your hands inside the parade homes. There are no public restrooms on the Parade of Homes.
ASK BEFORE TAKING ANY PHOTOS
Each builder has put a great deal of time and work into their parade home and may or may not welcome you taking photos for future reference, so please ask first.
FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE
Remember, each parade home is someone’s future home. So be considerate, tread lightly and be a good guest.
You’re sure to see lots of ideas and building projects on the parade that you’d like to include in your current or new home. Hold on to The Gazette’s parade section so you can jot down notes to keep track of features you like and builders and remodelers you want to talk to. Also remember that all parade homes are available to tour online indefinitely at gcrhba.org.
For the latest guidelines regarding COVID-19 and face masks, please consult the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.
Thank you for your support and for supporting the local builders, remodelers, subcontractors and suppliers who have worked on each Parade home.