Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is Sunday

The 35th May­fair-Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade will take place Sunday af­ter­noon along Frank­ford Av­en­ue. The rain date is Dec. 4.

The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation, which met last week at the John M. Perzel Com­munity Cen­ter, pro­duces the parade, which starts at noon at Rhawn Street and travels south to Knorr Street.

Parade an­noun­cers will be sta­tioned at Knorr Street and at Ry­an Av­en­ue, where ra­dio sta­tion B101 will play Christ­mas mu­sic.

Tri­cia Paf­fen will sing the na­tion­al an­them at Rhawn Street and then at stages at Cottman Av­en­ue and Glen­view Av­en­ue.

Ap­proved vendors will be iden­ti­fied by a but­ton on their cloth­ing.

Elves will hand out candy canes and col­lect let­ters to Santa Claus from chil­dren.

The theme is Bring­ing Mu­sic Back to May­fair. The grand mar­shal will be Ed Kelly, founder of the pop­u­lar Pennypack Park Mu­sic Fest­iv­al sum­mer con­cert series. The parade will fea­ture dec­or­ated baby strollers and the fol­low­ing par­ti­cipants:

I am Phresh dance stu­dio; 3rd Fed­er­al Bank; ACE Pub­lic Ad­justers; Ad­vant­age Auto; An­dalusia Jug Band; Anna Mar­ie’s Academy of Dance; Avalon String Band; Aztec Sign Co.; B101 FM Ra­dio; Be­lair Auto­mot­ive; Bel­lal­isa Hair Stu­dio; Be­ne­fi­cial Bank; Ben­s­alem Ram­blers cheer­lead­ers; Blind Dog Res­cue Al­li­ance; Bow Wow Meow Pet­Mobile; Boy Scout Troop 226 Drum & Bugle Corps; Boy Scout Troop 37 of Rhawn­hurst Pres­by­teri­an Church; Casper’s and Paddy Whacks party bus; Celt­ic Flame Ir­ish dan­cers; Charles McMe­namy Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 178; Chel­ten­ham Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 492.

Also, Con­gress­wo­man Allyson Schwartz; Coun­cil­man-elect Bobby Hen­on; Crest-Lawn Le­gion Post 832; Crispin cheer­lead­ing; Cub Pack 100; Cur­ran’s Ir­ish Inn; Daisy Troop 9048 and Brown Troop 906; Dance Kidz; Delaware Val­ley Siberi­an Husky Res­cue; Dis­ston Chiro­pract­ic; Dis­trict Coun­cil 21; DJ Chris B of Eagle En­ter­tain­ment; Domen­ico Menswear; Dress Up Time; Dun­phy Ford; Durn­ing String Band; Ex­treme Tow­ing; F&J Mini Mart; Fath­er Judge High School Band; Firstrust Bank; Foot Lites Dance Stu­dio; Frank­ford Dent­al Care; Frank­ford High School Army Ju­ni­or ROTC; Frusco’s Steaks; Galla­gh­er Broth­ers Win­dows.

Also, Giggles & Gifts; Gino’s Pizza Caf&ea­cute;; Girl Scout Troops 965 and 91232; Girl Scouts – Good Shep­herd; Goals Mar­tial Arts; Good­child’s Auto Body Re­pair; Great­er Kens­ing­ton String Band; Great­er Pennsylvania Mil­it­ary Vehicle His­tor­ic­al So­ci­ety; Grey Lodge; Hege­man String Band; Holmes­burg Am­a­teur Ra­dio Club; Holmes­burg Bakery; Holmes­burg cheer­lead­ers; Holmes­burg Civic As­so­ci­ation; Holmes­burg Jam Band; Holmes­burg Re­cre­ation Cen­ter; Holy Ter­rors Youth Or­gan­iz­a­tion; Hop An­gel Brauhaus; In­fin­ity Gifts & Bey­ond; In­fin­ity Jew­el­ers; Jim Daly In­sur­ance Com­pany; Joe Ems State Farm In­sur­ance; John F. Fluehr & Sons.

Also, Kiki Fur­niture and Bed­ding; Lans­ing Knights; Liberty Floor Cov­er­ing; LAOH 61, Life Vic­tory Church; Lin­coln High School prom king and queen; Lin­coln High School ROTC; Lin­coln High School stu­dent as­so­ci­ation; Liv­ing Wa­ters Min­istry; Lloyd Six­smith Sport­ing Goods; Lulu Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. Shrine, Shriner clubs and units; Mag­gie’s Wa­ter­front Caf&ea­cute;; Man­nal Fu­ner­al Home; May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation; May­fair Civic As­so­ci­ation; May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion; May­fair Glass & Met­al; May­fair Shop-N-Bag; May­fair Thanks­giv­ing Parade Float; Mi­chael’s Glass Com­pany, fea­tur­ing Whiskers Magee; Michele’s Fam­ily Hair Care; Mon­roe Muffler; Moss Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­ation cheer­lead­ers; Mo­tion N Dance; Mr. and Mrs. Wil­li­am Dix­on and clas­sic cars.

Also, North­east Am­bu­lance; Op­tim­ist Club; Our Lady of Con­sol­a­tion School; Out on the Town en­ter­tain­ment guide; Parade grand mar­shal Ed Kelly; Pat’s Mu­sic Cen­ters; Penn Academy Dan­cers; Pennypack con­certs, fea­tur­ing the Glim­mer Twins (Rolling Stones trib­ute band); Perzel In­sur­ance Agency; Phil­adelphia Fire De­part­ment truck; Phil­adelphia Po­lice ex­plorers; Philly Kus­tom & Per­form­ance Inc.; Philly Pret­zel Fact­ory; Po­lo­nia Bank; Pride of Erin School of Dance; Pruden­tial Prime Real Es­tate; Rap­id Res­tor­a­tion; Red Paw Emer­gency Re­lief Team; Re­Max City and Sub­urb­an; Re­pub­lic Bank; Rising Sun VFW Post 2819; Romeo De­light (Van Halen trib­ute band),

Also, St. Hubert High School; Samuel Fels High School drum line and drill team; San Ant­o­nio (LPO-17) Di­vi­sion, USNSCC; Santa Claus, sponsored by May­fair Shop-N-Bag; Santa’s elves and let­ter col­lec­tion truck; Sat­urn, fea­tur­ing Mike Le­Compt; Sea­food Bay; Shades of Green School of Ir­ish Dance; Sharp De­cisions; Sip­pel Broth­ers; St. Petri Boy Scouts Troop 372; Stan’s Health Foods; State Rep. Kev­in Boyle; State Rep. Mike McGee­han; Stein’s Flor­ist; Stems and Seeds Band; Swen­son Arts & Tech­no­logy High School; Ta­cony Town Watch; Tor­res­dale cheer­lead­ers; Tor­res­dale Flower Shop; Viriva Com­munity Cred­it Uni­on; Vo­gt C.A. cheer­lead­ing; and War­ri­ors Watch Riders.

In oth­er news from the Nov. 10 busi­ness as­so­ci­ation meet­ing:

• The busi­ness group will hold its an­nu­al Christ­mas tree-light­ing ce­re­mony on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m., at Frusco’s Steak Shop, at 7220 Frank­ford Ave.

The pub­lic is in­vited. Santa Claus will be on hand. There will be live Christ­mas mu­sic, cook­ies and hot chocol­ate. Also, chil­dren will be able to write mes­sages in chalk on a late-mod­el Ca­dillac.

• A new Wawa, with gas­ol­ine pumps, will open on Dec. 16 at Tyson Av­en­ue and Roosevelt Boulevard.

The site is the former home of North­east Lin­coln Mer­cury. The new store will re­place a smal­ler one just a block away at Tyson and Brous av­en­ues.

• The busi­ness as­so­ci­ation is ready to in­stall four se­cur­ity cam­er­as, but is wait­ing to see if wire­less cam­er­as would be more ef­fect­ive.

In ad­di­tion, the group might part­ner with the May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion to in­stall more cam­er­as.

One pos­sib­il­ity for a cam­era is in the park­ing lot at 7017 Roosevelt Blvd. that in­cludes Rolling Thun­der Skat­ing, which was sched­uled to re­open some­time this month. The fa­cil­ity, formerly known as WOW Fam­ily Fun Cen­ter and Jamz Roller Skat­ing Cen­ter, has been closed since last year, when snow dam­aged the build­ing’s roof. Many neigh­bors have com­plained that past pat­rons have been un­ruly at clos­ing time.

• The busi­ness group was sched­uled to meet on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 16, at the Grey Lodge Pub with of­fi­cials of the Na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation of Neigh­bor­hood Busi­ness Dis­tricts. The loc­al busi­ness people hope to join the na­tion­al or­gan­iz­a­tion, which they be­lieve is dues-free,    to help them im­prove the neigh­bor­hood busi­ness cli­mate. ••

Re­port­er Tom War­ing can be reached at 215-354-3034 or twar­

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