One Bank Unveils Saving Our Future Float for America's Thanksgiving
courtesy of The Parade Company
– The Parade Company unveiled Charter One Bank’s
new float, Saving Our Future, to a large crowd of Parade supporters
today at the 10th Annual VIP Pancake Breakfast presented by Charter
One Bank. The new float will makes its debut in the 83rd America’s
Thanksgiving Parade® on Thursday, November 26, 2009.
One Bank has been a long-time supporter of The Parade Company
and we are so excited to debut our new float in America’s
Thanksgiving Parade®,” said Sandy Pierce, President,
Charter One Bank and Vice-Chair, Michigan Thanksgiving Parade
Our Future features recycled and recyclable materials provided
by Charter One Bank staff. Charter One
Bank provided 30 team members to assist in float production and
applied over 300 leaves to the tall standing tree on
the float. Some other interesting facts:
are so delighted to continue the long-standing partnership between
Charter One Bank and The Parade Company,” said Tony Michaels,
President and CEO, The Parade Company.
Parade themed, Together We Shine, will feature crowd favorites
and new surprises with more than 60 Parade units including floats,
balloons, marching bands, clowns and specialty acts. The 1.5 mile-long
Parade steps off at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2009 at
Woodward Avenue and Mack and ends at Woodward Avenue and Congress
in downtown Detroit. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will
be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue.
Parade will be featured on WDIV Local 4 including a one-hour national
broadcast reaching nearly 65 million households nationwide. NewsTalk
760 WJR will also broadcast live from the Parade. For more information
on The Parade Company, visit www.theparade.org or call 313.923.7400.
About The Parade Company
in 1984, The Parade Company is a not-for-profit organization governed
by the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation whose board of
directors is comprised of key civic and corporate leaders in the
greater Detroit region. The Parade Company is celebrating 83 years
of Parade tradition in Detroit. The mission is to fund, create
and execute the best family events in metro Detroit. The Parade
Company staff, the board of directors and thousands of parade
volunteers work year-round to bring a wide variety of magnificent
events to the City of Detroit, each year including the Target
Fireworks, River Days and America's Thanksgiving Parade®.