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The Parade Company Announces Grand Marshal and Celebrities Joining America's Thanksgiving Parade

Photo courtesy of: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

Brooke Hogan will ride on a float during this year's parade.

DETROIT – The Parade Company is pleased to announce the following celebrities will be riding on floats, touching the hearts of children of all ages, as America's Thanksgiving Parade travels down Woodward Avenue including:

  • Brooke Hogan, the oldest child of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, is a pop singer and television personality who recently appeared on the reality-television series Hogan Knows Best, which focused on her family on VH1 and MTV. She currently stars in a spin-off series called Brooke Knows Best which focuses on her life. She released her debut album Undiscovered in 2006.
  • The Contours featuring Sylvester Potts, in honor of Motown’s 50th Anniversary will be kicking off the Parade with a Motown Medley.
  • Brandy - R&B pop singer/actress
  • Lloyd - R&B singer of hit songs "Get It Shawty" and "Girls Around the World"
  • Meadowlark Lemon - the Clown Prince of Basketball, former Harlem Globetrotter
  • "Devil With A Blue Dress On" singer - Mitch Ryder
  • Nuttin But Stringz - From NBC's reality TV show, America's Got Talent
  • Vicki Winans - Grammy-nominated and award winning gospel artist
  • And from the North Pole - Santa Claus

The Parade Company is pleased to announce the following Olympians will participate as Grand Marshals for the 82nd America's Thanksgiving Parade:

  • Peter Vanderkaay - world record holder in the 800m Free Relay, set at the 2008 Olympic Games
  • Cheryl Angelelli - two-time silver medalist swimmer at 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing
  • Garrett Weber Gale - 2008 Olympic Games gold medalist and world record holder in the 400m Free Relay
  • Lindsay Tarpley - member of the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winning Women's Soccer team

The Grand Marshals will ride on the Let Freedom Ring float, touching the hearts of millions, as the Parade travels down Woodward Avenue on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27, 2008, beginning at 9:20 a.m.

See The Parade up close and personal from the comfort of the Grandstand seats. Grandstand seats offer you a prime location in downtown Detroit, with the ability to see live and up close more than 60 units of your favorite floats, balloons, marching bands, specialty acts and celebrity guests.

Grandstand tickets are easy to order and you can choose from three different options:

  • General Admission seating is located at Step-off (Mack and Woodward Avenue), Foxtown and Grand Circus Park; these tickets are priced at $24.00 each.
  • TV Zone Grandstand seating is located in the Merchants Row area where the lights shine as the Parade is broadcasted live to millions. TV Zone Grandstand tickets are priced at $28.00 each and include viewing of WDIV-TV 4's one hour pre-show.
  • VIP Grandstand seating includes access to The Parade Company's VIP pre-Parade breakfast locations including the Hard Rock Cafe, Detroit Breakfast House & Grill and the Cadillac Café inside the Detroit Opera House. VIP Grandstand seating is located near Campus Martius and the Merchant's Row area. VIP Grandstand tickets are priced at $48.00 each.

Source: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

Photo courtesy of: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

Brandy will appear in America's Thanksgiving Parade.

 

Photo courtesy of: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

Lloyd, an R&B singer, will ride on a float during the parade.

 

Photo courtesy of: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

Meadowlark Lemon will make an appearance during the parade.

 

Photo courtesy of: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

Nuttin But Stringz, of NBC's America's Got Talent, will ride on a float.

 

Photo courtesy of: Lovio|George|Inc. / The Parade Company

Grammy winning Gospel artist Vicki Winans will appear during the parade.

 

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