35th Annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade
"Bringing Music to Mayfair"
Sunday November 20th 12pm - 3pm
Rain date December 4th
Now is the time to show your community spirit and pride!
On Sunday November 20th, 2011 (rain date -December 4th) from Noon to 3:00, please join us in our 35th stroll down "The Ave"!
We want to celebrate our community and all of the local business who have been the ﬁnancial backbone of our neighborhood. Many generations have come to the avenue for this fun filled family event each fall whether they still live here, or have since moved away.
This year we have made a few exciting changes!
The Grand Marshall this year will be Ed Kelly, who was, and still is, a very active member in our community! He's also the man responsible for building the Pennypack Stage for all to enjoy live, local music. Once Ed was chosen, we found it only fitting that the theme for the 2011 Mayfair/Holmebsurg Thanksgiving Parade be - "Bringing Music to Mayfair"
We will have two announcers this year. One located at Ryan and Frankford avenues, and the other towards the end of the Parade Route. Participants will
have the opportunity to perform for two to three minutes at each location.
The triangle at Cottman and Frankford avenues this year will be buzzing with radio station B101, balloon artists, face painters and much more!
We've also added the opportunity for our local community to enter in their own home made ﬂoats, as well as a baby/toddler contest!
A baby/toddler section of the parade will feature ribbons awarded for the
"Best Fancy Duds" for a boy and girl, as well as the "Most Creative Stroller or Wagon" and "Best Parade Themed Stroller or Wagon".
We'll also be awarding ribbons for the
"Most Creative Float", "The Funniest Float", as well as "The Best Parade Themed Float".
All community floats and participants are the sole responsibility of the towing vehicle owner. The towing vehicle must be fully insured, and the driver / operator must be currently licensed. All floats must be family oriented, and due to the Septa trolley lines, no taller than 12 feet high. All floats must pass the Parade Committee inspection prior to running in the parade.
Each year the parade is put on through donor support and advertising opportunities.
The parade route runs from Rhawn street to Knorr street.
Businesses interested in supporting the parade are asked to:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at www.thanksgivingparade.org
or search for Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade on facebook
We have a STRICT DEADLINE of November 4th for NEW banner entries, and ALL entries are to have their information handed in by November 11th - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Your tax deductible donation can be sent to MHP c/o Bellalisa Hair Studio 3530 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149.
Lastly, we ask that you only patronize approved vendors (easily spotted by their yellow buttons) for the parade.
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to hearing from you by Friday 11/11/11.
Suzann St. Marie