Reading Holiday Parade This Saturday, November 17th

Christmas in the post-War United States

Christmas in the post-War United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

About 3,500 proud participants will march down Penn Street this Saturday in the Reading Holiday Parade, presented by the Downtown Improvement District.

The Reading Police Honor Guard will lead the parade as it kicks off at 9 a.m. from City Park at 11th and Penn streets.  The Reading High School Marching Band will be the first of 10 school bands to fill the air with music.

When the parade arrives at Fifth and Penn streets, it will stop briefly while Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer lights the Christmas tree and the Menorah.  Then the parade will continue to its conclusion at Second and Penn streets.

“We expect more than 11,000 spectators,” said Barb Tarczynski, who celebrates her 25th year as parade chairperson this year.

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Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Parade – Downtown West Chester, December 2nd

WEST CHESTER – With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to bundle up for the annual Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in downtown West Chester.

The parade, sponsored by MARS Drinks, will be on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:15 p.m.

According to Katie Doherty, president of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, more than 25,000 people attended last year’s event and organizers expect even more people to pack the streets this year.  19 marching bands will appear in the parade!

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Harrisburg Holiday Parade Slated For This Saturday

Santa Claus

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The annual Harrisburg Holiday Parade will take place in downtown Harrisburg on Saturday, November 20th.

The parade starts on City Island at 10 a.m., then travels over the Market Street bridge into downtown Harrisburg.

The parade, which marks the beginning of the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s Day holiday season, will feature an appearance by Santa Claus, commercial floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons and specialty units.

If you are looking for some family fun this Saturday, check out the Harrisburg Holiday Parade.

York Fair Starts Friday

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Billed as America’s oldest fair, the York Fair runs from September 10 – 19, 2010 at the York Fair Grounds, 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404.

Grandstand shows this year include, Lady Antebellum, Selena Gomez and Uncle Kracker.

For more information visit their website:

Fair Info Voice: 717-848-2596 or

Grandstand Tickets: 717-848-2033 or

Pottstown Cavalcade Of Bands

So tonight was the cavalcade at PHS.  I only was able to catch the last half.  There were alot of bands this year.  It started at 6 and ended at 10 with The Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit and The Pottstown High School Trojan Marching Band in exibition.  Both were awesome! 

I haven’t seen Pottstown in a long time and they were really good.  Nice size (100), big sound and very innovative marching.  The drumline is killer!!!  It reminded me of the movie “Drumline”. 

I was very proud of our high school tonight.  People have their opinions I suppose but the music program is excellent!  The Middle School Band was supposed to be there as well but I missed the first two hours.  My main goal was to see PHS and Boyertown Alumni was icing on the cake!

According the the PSD website -

“Recently the Pottstown High School Trojan Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. Michael Vought, earned first place honors at the Exeter/Daniel Boone Fall Band Classic.”  

“Also receiving recognition for their outstanding performance was the percussion section which received an outstanding award.”

Guess I’m not the only one impressed! :)