Submitted by the Town of West Hartford
Don’t miss out. Now is the time to register your organization, club, team, church or business for the to take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.
Simply visit the www.westhartford.org/ParkRoadParade and complete the participation form.
This zany and wildly popular parade draws over 7,000 people each year from West Hartford and beyond. You should be a part of it!
The Park Road Parade comprises about 100 contingents that include clubs, organizations, schools, churches, bands, sport leagues, clowns, businesses, antique and exotic cars, and public officials. Anything goes in this parade, from simple banners with marchers sporting the same T-shirt, to elaborate costumes, dance numbers and floats. Come join us!
Each year awards are given to Best Float, Best Overall Performance, Best Costume, Best Musical Performance, and Best Community Spirit. Make your contingent the best it can be and win!
Last year's winners were: Canterbury Retirement for “Best Float” and Hartford Magnet, Trinity College Academy for “Best Overall Performance,” as well as, Our Lady of Fatima Marcha Amizade for “Best Costume,” Calvary Fellowship for “Best Musical Performance,” and Conard High School for “Best Community Spirit.”
The parade begins at South Highland and Park Road and ends at South Quaker Lane and lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
West Hartford Community Television broadcasts the parade live and replays it throughout the month of October. Each parade contingent is announced.
The Park Road Association is proud to announce the 2012 Grand Marshal's are Joe Furey Chief Meteorologist for FOX Connecticut TV and CBS Radio Hartford and Traffic Reporter Rachel Lutzker of Fox 61.
Joe Furey has been delivering weather forecasts to residents of Southern New England on both radio and TV for the last 27 years. He is currently Chief Meteorologist for FOX Connecticut TV and CBS Radio Hartford.
Rachel Lutzker is the traffic reporter for the Fox CT Morning News weekdays and hosts the Fox CT News at 4 PM with Brent Hardin and Garett Argianas. In addition, Rachel provides traffic reports for Clear Channel stations WWYZ, WKSS, KC 101, WELI and WPOP and serves as the evening host on Clear Channel Radio's WHCN The River.
The genesis of the parade started in 1998 as a celebration to a two-year road reconstruction and beautification project which bonded both businesses and residents of the area. Since then the parade has grown bigger and better.
There is no fee to participate. Sign-up today by filling out the form found on the parade website: www.westhartford.org/ParkRoadParade.
If you have any questions, call Renée McCue at 860-561-7521 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.