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Colt Cadets Car Wash & Move In Details

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June 8, 2017

The Colt Cadets will kickoff their 2017 summer season this weekend following the annual Colts Car Wash, held in Dubuque on Saturday, June 10. Colt Cadets will move in to Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 1105 Althauser Street, to kickoff their first of two spring training drill camps. Click here for a Google Map of the facility. They will then have their first performance of the year in uniform on Sunday, June 11 at 1:30 PM in the Darlington Canoe Festival Parade in Darlington, Wisconsin. Following the parade, Colt Cadets will rehearse at Benton School District, located at 41 Alma Street, in Benton, Wisconsin. Click here for a Google Map of the facility. Colt Cadets will stay at Benton through Thursday, June 15, with an estimated departure of 7:00 PM to arrive at the Dubuque Armory, 5001 Old Highway Road, around 7:30 PM. Click here for a Google Map of the facility.

While all these times do remain subject to change, below are the details for the Colts Car Wash and move in schedule for Colt Cadets.

Parents and students from out-of-town coming into Dubuque further than two hours away are able to check in to Thomas Jefferson Middle School starting at 8:00 PM on Friday, June 9. Personal vehicles MUST be parked in the front lot across from the front entrance to the school at the corner of Merz and Althauser. Please note that this is not the typical parking lot used for rehearsals at Jefferson. A light snack will be set out that evening, and lights out will be at 11:15 PM. Students will sleep in the wrestling room and parents can stay in a separate classroom. The Colts will arrive likely around 12:30 AM on Saturday, June 10, with members sleeping in both the main and second gym.

Wake up for all Colts and the Colt Cadets at Jefferson will be at 7:15 AM on Saturday, June 10. Those staying at Jefferson will eat breakfast and pack a sack lunch for the day with the Colts off their kitchen truck. All luggage and equipment brought in for Colt Cadets must be fully packed up and put off to the side in the wrestling room. Between 7:45 and 8:15 AM, any Colt Cadets students may drop off their luggage in the wrestling room and should only use the door directly into the wrestling room near the corner of Merz and Althauser. All Colt Cadets students should be picked up or arrange their own rides to their car wash sites by 8:15 AM and should arrive to their sites by 9:00 AM. Car wash is from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Local students should bring their own sack lunch, and students should stagger their 30 minute lunch breaks in the middle of the day. It is very important to wear sunscreen, especially on your feet! Also, be sure to drink lots of water to hydrate for the intense heat this weekend.

After 4:00 PM, Colt Cadets students may be picked up through rides arranged by themselves or their parents and brought to Thomas Jefferson Middle School. A joint pizza party will be held with the Colts and Colt Cadets, sponsored by a generous parent of a Colt Cadet, starting at 4:30 PM until 5:15 PM. While Colts will be “EPL’ing” to check out from the school, Colt Cadets will begin check in at 4:30 PM. Unloading of equipment will begin at 5:45 PM, after the Colts have departed. There will be a full member and parent meeting in the main gym at 6:15 PM. Welcome to the 2017 Colt Cadets!

Click here to view a full, detailed schedule of the car wash and move in weekend for Colt Cadets.
*Please Note: subject to change. Changes will be posted on both the Colt Cadets 2017 Members and the Colt Cadets Cooks, Parents, And Volunteers Facebook pages.*

Click here to view the Colt Cadets itinerary from June 9 through June 23.

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