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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

The Parade Company Celebrating 80 Years with Great Parade Giveaway

SOURCE: The Parade Company

PARADE-GOERS GET A CHANCE TO WIN BIG WITH 80,000 GIFTS DISTRIBUTED ALONG AMERICA’S THANKSGIVING PARADE ROUTE

The Parade Company is celebrating the 80th birthday of America’s Thanksgiving Parade® with its first-ever Great Parade Giveaway where 80,000 nostalgic coin holder gifts filled with prizes and coupons will be distributed to Parade-goers along the new Parade route on Woodward Avenue, Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23, 2006, beginning at 9:20 a.m. Ten of the gifts will hold gold tickets, giving Parade-goers the chance to win grand prizes. The Great Parade Giveaway is sponsored by Belle Tire and CitiGroup.

The gold ticket prizes include:
-Two Detroit Red Wing Packages, the first is an autographed Nicklas Lidstrom jersey and puck and the second is four tickets to the December 12th match-up between the Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa Senators
-Four suite tickets to Irving Berlin's White Christmas from Olympia Entertainment
-An autographed Carlos Guillen jersey (2006 Detroit Tigers MVP) and four tickets to a mutually agreeable game in 2007
-A VIP tour of News/Talk 760 WJR studios
-A stereo system from Clear Channel Radio
-A set of custom tires and rims from Belle Tire
-Grand packages from VIA Rail
with first-class round trip rail transportation from Windsor to Toronto with hotel accommodations
-An overnight stay at the Detroit Marriott and dinner for two at Coach Insignia
-A family membership to the New Detroit Science Center

The Great Parade Giveaway’s 80,000 gifts will feature a collection of one or more of the different coupons and prizes, including $1.00 off admission for Holidays on Parade; a free ride or popcorn at Holidays on Parade; 10% off coupon for Belle Tire; a complimentary children’s book from Art Van, Has Anyone Seen Christmas, that inspired the new float for Art Van; temporary tattoos from 106.7; free custard from Culver’s of Roseville; and free child’s admission from the New Detroit Science Center.

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® in Detroit is one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated parades and in addition to the Great Parade Giveaway, its 80th birthday will feature a new Parade route and start time and a star-studded list of celebrities.

The new route for the 80th America’s Thanksgiving Parade® is modeled after the original Parade route in 1924. The Parade will step-off at Woodward Avenue and Mack on Thursday, November 23 at 9:20 a.m. in downtown Detroit and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress. More than one million people will be watching America’s Thanksgiving Parade® as it makes its way down Woodward Avenue.

Grandstand Tickets - See The Parade Company’s superstars up close and personal from the comfort of the Grandstand seats. To order Grandstand tickets and reserved parking, visit www.theparade.org or call 313.923.7400 x227.

PHOTO BY JASON RZUCIDLO / AMERICAJR.com

Santa Claus makes his way to the parade at the very end...

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