Detroit – This article is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund.
“America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van” is just two weeks away and the excitement is palpable at The Detroit Parade Company. Located on the city’s east side, their giant warehouse is filled to the brim with fun, inventive floats. Today, The Ford Motor Company’s float made it’s debut (see video above).
The float, called “Creating Tomorrow Together,” clocks in at over 110 feet long and almost 30 feet high. It features Michigan Central Station and the surrounding community with many of Ford’s innovations in products and services. You may spot scooters, autonomous vehicles, delivery robots, and iconic Ford vehicles like the Mustang and F-Series truck on the float. It is a celebration of mobility and Ford’s involvement in that industry.
Since 2011, Ford has been the official vehicle of America’s Thanksgiving Parade. A giant Ford F-450 will be pulling their large float, and there will be more than 45 other Ford vehicles in the parade.
The float also showcases the many community efforts The Ford Motor Company Fund supports. Investing in the community is something very near and dear to Ford’s heart, being something they have done for over 100 years. In the last 10 years alone, Ford has invested $177 million into the Detroit community.
America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van is happening Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28th. Be sure to catch all the excitement on Local 4 starting 6am.