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Charter One Bank Unveils Saving Our Future Float for America's Thanksgiving Parade

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DETROIT – 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.

“Charter 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 Foundation.

Saving 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:

  • The 16 ft. tall tree was made out of plastic 50 plastic 2-liter bottles and plastic milk jugs
  • It took one 20 oz. plastic bottle to make one flower
  • One plastic 2-liter bottle is equal to five leaves on the tree

“We 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.

This year’s 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.

The two-hour 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

Founded 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®.

Source: The Parade Company / Lovio George Inc.

 

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