-- I was invited
to the 86th America's Thanksgiving Parade Preview Party. America's
Thanksgiving Parade is one of the country's oldest and most celebrated
parades produced The Parade Company. It will begin at Woodward
Avenue and Mack on Thursday, November 22, 2012 and will end at
Woodward Ave. and Congress in downtown Detroit. This year's theme
is "An 86 year Tradition."
look forward to welcoming Congressman Dingell and Debbie Dingell
as America's Thanksgiving Parade Grand Marshals as we celebrate
86 years of parade history," said Tony Michaels, President
and CEO of The Parade Company. "The Dingells' work tirelessly
to advance our community and are role models to us all. It is
a privilege to be able to honor them on Thanksgiving morning."
traditions and memories The Parade Company creates with family
events such as the beloved America's Thanksgiving Parade are integral
components of bringing this community together." said Debbie
Dingell. "The Parade Company has always held and will continue
to hold a special legacy in our hearts and does a wonderful job
of shining a grand spotlight on Detroit each year."
created and built by the talented artists at the Parade Company,
this year's parade will feature four new floats that will be unveiled
in the weeks leading up to America's Thanksgiving Parade. The
new floats will be sponsored by: the GM Foundation, the Skillman
Foundation, Fifth Third Bank 30th Anniversary Turkey Trot, and
year, the parade features an exciting celebrity line-up and this
year promises to bring parade-goers a look at the stars. Exciting
celebrity announcements and details coming soon!
more than two decades, the Distinguished Clown Corps of more than
135 corporate and community leaders generously contribute to the
non-profit Parade Company for the opportunity to trade their business
suits for clown suits to make the grand march down Woodward Avenue
in downtown Detroit.
year will mark the fifth year of the Big Head Corps. Featuring
more than 150 members, the Corps offers young professionals the
opportunity to get involved with The Parade Company, while offering
fun programs and networking events with other young professionals.
The Parade Company owns the world's largest collection of papier-mache
heads and with the support of the Big Head Corps, more than 130
of them will march down Woodward Avenue on Thanksgiving morning.
Parade Company offers studio tours all year round taking you on
a magical tour behind-the-scenes to discover the city's most hidden
More details at www.theparade.org.
tickets are now on sale for Thursday, November 22, 2012. Prices
run from $30-$50 depending on where you want to sit. Once again,
people are encouraged to order tickets early as all seats are
expected to sell out, and each ticket purchase includes a commemorative
2012 Parade Pin.
can be ordered at www.theparade.org
or by calling 313-923-7400 or by filling out a paper order form
in person at The Parade Company Studio located at 9500 Mt. Elliott,
Studio A, Detroit 48211.
a great Thanksgiving Day everyone!
more information about America's Thanksgiving Parade, visit www.theparade.org.
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