Thanksgiving parade planned for Sunday

November 08, 1996|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

Wayne M. Wilson and the other 25 members of the Baltimore-based Boumi Camel Wheels have shown off their three-wheel cycles at cities throughout North America such as Chicago, Philadelphia and Toronto.

Sunday, they will strut their stuff at the first Pasadena Thanksgiving Parade being sponsored by Pasadena Business Association.

The event starts at 2 p.m. at Northeast Senior High School.

"It's good to come home and get out and show off our cycles," Wilson said. "We enjoy it."

The Shriners group is just one of 50 neighborhood organizations, churches, schools and businesses that will march along the two-mile parade route that ends at George Fox Middle School.

County Executive John G. Gary, who grew up in Pasadena, will be the grand marshal.

County Councilman Thomas W. Redmond of Pasadena, who is organizing the parade, said the idea for the event was sparked by the traditional parades in Glen Burnie and Severna Park.

"For years we thought that we needed a parade of our own," he said. "But we didn't want to compete with those parades."

The association chose Thanksgiving to encourage residents to donate food, toys and coats to local charities and food banks, Redmond said.

"The people of Pasadena are very generous and caring," he said. "This is a good opportunity for businesses and people to express their thankfulness for what they have," he said.

Pub Date: 11/08/96

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