Thursday, November 15, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: MAYFAIR HOLMESBURG THANKSGIVING PARADE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mia Hylan
MAYFAIR HOLMESBURG THANKSGIVING PARADE
Festivities Kick-Off At 12:00PM at Rhawn and Frankford Ave
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
NOON TO 3:00PM
The Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade Committee is pleased to announce the 36th annual MH Thanksgiving Parade to be held on Sunday, November 18th, 2012 (Rain Date – Sunday, November 25th) from Noon to 3:00pm. The parade route will be along Frankford Ave.
The parade committee decided on the theme of "Neighborhood Unity" to celebrate the community and all of the local business who have been the financial backbone of our neighborhood. Parade committee member Peter McDermott states, "Many generations have come to "The Avenue" for this fun-filled family event each November whether they still live here, or have since moved away. It's a Northeast Philadelphia tradition."
Parade committee member, Donny Smith states "Since the parade route travels along three different neighborhoods, we found it only fitting to ask the Presidents of those the three neighboring Civic Associations to be our Grand Marshals this year." Lisa Greco, Mayfair Business Association member and another parade organizer also states, "We are honored to have Rich Frizell, President of the Holmesburg Civic Association, Joe DeFelice, President of the Mayfair Civic Association, and Mary Benussi, President of the Tacony Civic Association as our three Grand Marshals." Adds Kevin Leonard, "These three individuals do an outstanding job of uniting our neighborhoods behind common causes to protect the neighborhood, working to bring in projects or events that have a positive impact on our citizens, and are tirelessly dedicated to the betterment of the community. It's the dedication to their neighborhoods that inspired this year's theme."
As in past years, there will be an announcer and a stage set up at the intersection of Frankford and Cottman Avenues where participants will have the opportunity to perform for two to three minutes for the crowds. There is also an opportunity for the local community to enter in their own home made floats where there will be ribbons for the "Most Creative Float", "The Funniest Float", as well as "The Best Parade Themed Float". As always, children are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa to be collected by Santa's Elves at the end of the parade.
More information about the Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade can be found at http://www.thanksgivingparade.org/, by calling 215-624-6660 or emailing the parade committee at