Electric Lights Parade looking for participantsby jmaloni
This year's Niagara Electric Lights Parade will honor Community Missions of Niagara Frontier and "Care a Ton." The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Fourth Avenue and proceed along Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association and its sponsors are looking to increase the number of units that will take part in this community-oriented parade.
The TNBPA is teaming up with Niagara USA Chamber, Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis, United Way of Greater Niagara, Wegmans and Walmart, as well as other local businesses, schools and non-profit organizations this year.
The parade welcomes marching bands, pipe bands, color guard, cheerleaders, drill and majorettes, antique cars, floats, motorized units, dance companies and military units and is offering the opportunity for political candidates to walk as well. The focus of the parade is to "care a ton" by hosting a food drive the night of the parade. The TNBPA is asking each participant to bring a bag of canned goods or non-perishables. Collection bins will be located at the main center judging stage and local firefighters will collect along the street as well. The goal is to raise a ton of food.
To participate in the parade, go online to www.tnbpa.com and download a parade application, or call Maria Cardamone with Niagara USA Chamber at 285-9142 or Gary Strenkoski, parade chairman at 550-0673.