Perfect Day for a Parade

by Eileen

photo by Sarah N.


Pride in Port comes every fall to celebrate all the good things in our town. It features a big parade. This year, on October 17, the parade opened up with the Schreiber High School Band and cheerleaders. The classes of 2000, 2001, 2002, and Weber Middle School rode on floats. Guggenheim’s older grades walked holding a banner while the younger ones rode on a float with Ms. Creash. Manorhaven marched, holding up signs. Daly and Sousa came and on Sousa’s float there was a turning sign with “Sousa” spelled out on it. Port Gym-Nats walked with drummers drumming and singing and they were called “The Hip Pickles.”

Some of the highlights of the parade included all the bagpipe bands playing Irish or Scottish tunes. Different types of dogs walked with the North Shore Animal League and Adopt-A-Dog. There were three police cars following fire trucks and you wouldn’t believe the noise they made. Almost everyone was covering their ears!

This reporter asked some people what they thought of Pride in Port. Erin said, “The parade is very spiritual and exciting.” The Grand Marshall, Alicia McCarvill, said, “It’s our tenth year doing this and I think this is our best year! The floats were out of this world!” “The parade was very exciting and full of surprises!” Tiffany says.

The parade was followed by games and activities at Weber Middle School including a castle bounce, obstacle course and a detector to see how fast you can throw a ball.

The weather was perfect and the crowd loved the parade and all the other activities. People will be looking forward to it again next year!



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