The theme for the 85the America's Thanksgiving Parade is So Much To Believe In. The theme chosen by The Parade Company, expresses that there is so much to believe in for our great State of Michigan and Detroit!
America's Thanksgiving Parade, one of the country's oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:05 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Mack and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress in downtown Detroit on Thursday, November 24, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue.
The parade will be broadcast LIVE on WDIV Local 4 and on WJR 760 AM.
GRAND MARSHALS - Bill and Lisa Ford will serve as co-grand marshals
Some of the celebrities in this year's parade are:
Dana Sorensen– 2011 America's Thanksgiving Parade®Queen and her Princess Court
Doug E Fresh– Rapper and Original Beat Box Artist, musician and recording artist
Erin Cummings– Actress "Spartacus", "Detroit 1-8-7" and "Pan Am"; Founder of Mittens for Detroit
Cari Cucksey – Star of HGTV's hot series "Cash & Cari"
Jordyn Wieber – International Elite Gymnast
Elizabeth Wertenberger – Miss Michigan 2011
Hooper – Detroit Pistons Mascot
Roary – Detroit Lions mascot
PAWS – Detroit Tigers Mascot
Greg Meyer – 1983 Boston Marathon Winner & recent Inductee to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Louise Roe– E Entertainment Television personality
…don't forget Parade Company mascot Clownie, Puss in Boots, Kitty Softpaws and the head elf himself Santa Claus… and more to come!
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