fun facts about America's Thanksgiving Parade. Many
are unbelieveable. A must read for anyone who loves
the parade. Find out about four new floats being added
to this year's thanksgiving parade, the refurbished
floats. In addition, see the new parade units and
a new paper-mache head to be featured in the parade.
Also, read about road closures for the Parade and
the Turkey Trot.
where the parade begins and ends. Also, see where
grandstand seats are located. Need to take the people
mover? Find out which stops will be the closest for
you to get a good view of the parade.
marks the 85th Annual America's Thanksgiving Parade
along Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit. Read about
the Hob Nobble Gobble, Turkey Trot and the new Mashed
Potato Mile. You'll also see the details for A Day
In Paradeland at the Parade Company Studios in Detroit.
Motor Company, Ford Motor Company Fund and The Parade
Company today announced a major partnership that increases
Ford’s longtime support of one of the country’s
largest and longest-running parades – America’s
Thanksgiving Parade®. In addition, Bill and Lisa
Ford will serve as this year’s co-grand marshals
for the parade, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary
on Thursday, Nov. 24. “It’s an honor to
take part in a time-honored tradition that is enjoyed
by millions of families across the country,”
said Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford.
Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2011 America's
Thanksgiving Parade Preview Party. It all took place
on Wednesday evening at The Parade Company studios
in Detroit, Mich. The new Art Van Furniture float
was unveiled during the event. AM 910 Radio Disney
was on site along with face painting, interactive
games, make-and-take crafts for the kids and much
more. It was also an opportunity for the sponsors
and news media to meet this year's Parade Queen, Dana
Sorenson, and Princess Chelsea Niemi.
and The Parade Company today announced it will team
up to create a new technology-based float to be featured
in the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade. The
float, which will be unveiled during an outdoor ceremony
on Nov. 7 in front of Compuware’s headquarters
in downtown Detroit, will integrate a new web-based,
mobile app and social media campaign, centered-around
“iWishes” and social media technology
characters called The Compuware Elves.
Company’s 29th Annual Fifth Third Turkey Trot,
Michigan’s largest 10K run, is open for registration
and paced for record numbers this year. After setting
a record of more than 17,000 runners/walkers in 2010,
Parade Company race organizers anticipate 20,000 participants
for 2011. The race also includes the 6th Annual S3
(Strategic Staff Solutions) Stuffing Strut (5K) and
9th Annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed
Potato Mile. The Fifth Third Turkey Trot kicks off
the festivities on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit
prior to America’s Thanksgiving Parade®
on Thursday, November 24 at 7:30 a.m.
Company is celebrating “So Much To Believe In”
at the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade®,
one of the country’s oldest, largest and most
celebrated parades. Hundreds of thousands of spectators
will make their way to downtown Detroit on Thursday,
November 24, 2011 to enjoy the fun and magic of this
year’s Parade and there’s no better way
to enjoy it and support The Parade Company, a non-profit
organization, than by purchasing a 2011 Grandstand
ticket, which are on sale starting today.
winning smile of NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin
“Magic” Johnson will grace historic Woodward
Avenue on Thanksgiving morning in the form of a new
papier-mâché “Big Head” for
the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade®.
The Parade Company will debut the new Magic “Big
Head”, at the 22nd Annual Hob Nobble Gobble
black-tie fundraiser on Friday, November 18 at Ford
Field. Johnson, a Michigan native, recently accepted
the honor of joining the ranks of The Parade Company’s
impressive collection of new and historic papier-mâché
and The Parade Company unveiled the new “iWish4Detroit”
float to hundreds of Compuware and downtown employees
outside their headquarters in downtown Detroit earlier
today. The public ceremony featured Compuware Executive
Chairman Peter Karmanos Jr., Compuware CEO Bob Paul,
The Parade Company President & CEO Tony Michaels
with Paul W. Smith from News/Talk 760 WJR as Master
of Ceremonies. The new technology-based float is designed
as an interactive “iWish4Detroit” Command
Center for the three Compuware Elves to operate during
the 85th America’s Thanksgiving Parade®
on Thursday, November 24.
Annual Hob Nobble Gobble® presented by PVS Chemicals,
Inc., a magical evening of live entertainment, celebrities,
fabulous food and carnival rides for all ages benefiting
America’s Thanksgiving Parade® and The Parade
Company, is happening on Friday, November 18, from
6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Ford Field, one of America’s
premiere venues. More than 2,000 distinguished guests
and celebrities will hit the 50-yard line to hobnob
and celebrate one of Detroit’s greatest traditions.
“Hob Nobble Gobble is one of our most important
fundraisers of the year and we are thrilled to return
to Ford Field for this incredible night,” said
Tony Michaels, President & CEO of The Parade Company.
Gloria Rzucidlo and Jerome Rzucidlo was LIVE at the
2011 Hob Nobble Gobble black-tie fundraiser for America's
Thanksgiving Parade. It all took place on Friday,
Nov. 18 at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The Hob
Nobble Gobble midway features twelve amazing rides
for kids of all ages. After you've mastered the rides,
show off your carnival skills on the six giant carnival
games and win amazing prizes! A fantastic evening
music, food, holiday delights, grand give-a-ways and
headlining entertainment await you this year!
Detroit student was overjoyed to see her artistic
creation of a community garden spring to life for
the first time today when The Parade Company unveiled
The Skillman Foundation contest winning float design
at The Parade Studio in Detroit. Lesly Nuñez,
a 7th grade student at Clippert Academy, a Detroit
Public School, was the grand-prize winning artist.
Her drawing titled, “Community Garden,”
was transformed into a float representing her dream
neighborhood. Nuñez’s float features
a vibrant neighborhood complete with giant sunflowers,
carrots, pumpkins, strawberries and more.
tradition of the Thanksgiving Day Parade has always
resonated with Woodward Avenue, a vein that remains
a shining section of Detroit. This year, it could
be seen just how much rapport is received by attendees
with a Motown connection. This is evidenced by folks
who even make it here for the parade from some of
the farthest and warmest of places. Perched on a ladder
by the First Presbyterian Church, Julia Robertson
and her daughter Emma joined their family in a Detroit
tradition that they could never miss; especially now
living in Wilmington, Del.
all the football games that will be taking place on
Thanksgiving Day within the NFL professional and NCAA
College Football leagues. After you enjoy your Thanksgiving
feast, sit back and watch some football!
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