Thanksgiving Parade slated for Nov. 20

The 35th May­fair-Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade, sponsored by the May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation, is set for Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m.

The rain date is Dec. 4.

The theme is Bring­ing Mu­sic to May­fair. The grand mar­shal will be Ed Kelly, who is cred­ited with es­tab­lish­ing the pop­u­lar Pennypark Park Mu­sic Fest­iv­al.

The route will go south on Frank­ford Av­en­ue from Rhawn Street to Knorr Street.

Par­ti­cipants will per­form for two to three minutes at Ry­an Av­en­ue and at the end of the route, with an­noun­cers at both loc­a­tions.

The in­ter­sec­tion of Frank­ford and Cottman av­en­ues will fea­ture ra­dio sta­tion B101, bal­loon artists and face paint­ers.

Rib­bons will be awar­ded for Most Cre­at­ive Float, Fun­ni­est Float and Best Parade Themed Float.

A baby/tod­dler con­test has been ad­ded. There will be rib­bons for Best Fancy Duds, Most Cre­at­ive Stroller or Wag­on and Best Parade Themed Stroller or Wag­on.

All floats must be fam­ily ori­ented and no taller than 12 feet, due to the SEPTA trol­ley lines. New ban­ners must be ordered by Nov. 4. In­form­a­tion for all ban­ner entries must be sub­mit­ted by Nov. 11.

On the day of the parade, ap­proved vendors will be wear­ing yel­low but­tons.

Busi­nesses in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the parade can call 215-333-2712 or write to mh­

Tax-de­duct­ible dona­tions can be sent to MHP, c/o Bel­lal­isa Hair Stu­dio, 3530 Cottman Ave., Phil­adelphia, PA 19149.

For more in­form­a­tion, go to www.thanks­giv­ing­ or vis­it the May­fair Holmes­burg Thanks­giv­ing Parade on Face­book. ••

You can reach at

comments powered by Disqus