Each school will bring its own unique presence to the Parade, either with a float or demonstration adding to this year’s theme of “Malden Schools: The Future Begins Here!” A cash prize of $350 will be awarded to the Art Department of the winning school float or presentation. Parade attendees may vote for their favorite float on Parade Day by casting their ballot via smartphone. The winner of the float contest will be revealed after the tree lighting.
This year’s Parade Grand Marshals will be Today’s Collision Owners Kevin Kyes and Bobby Cobb who have for the past four years collaborated with the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program to donate a refurbished vehicle to a deserving Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Gold Star Member. “I can’t think of a more fitting way to honor these business owners who have repeatedly gone above and beyond for veterans families,” said Mayor Gary Christenson. “I’m honored to have them help us kick off the Holiday Season.”
Free parking will be offered at the Central Business District (CBD) Garage, 170 Centre Street (across from Walgreens on Route 60). Parking will not be allowed along the parade route from 1-4 PM, including Branch Street and Waite Street Extension. Violators will be towed. For more information, please contact the Malden Police Department at 781-397-7171.
For groups wanting to participate in the parade, please fill out the Application to the 2017 Parade of Holiday Traditions which can be obtained by visiting www.cityofmalden.org/holidayparade. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Courtesy of the City of Malden, www.cityofmalden.org