Downtown Brockton Association
Montello Business Association
Campello Business Association
Mayor Linda M. Balzotti and the City of Brockton
Greater Brockton Holiday Parade
Grand Marshall –
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Parade Starting at 1 p.m.
Downtown activities begin at 9:00 a.m.
Free pictures with Santa at 9:30 a.m.
Independence Associates, HarborOne Credit Union
and Tuxedos by Merian
141-143 Main Street
City Hall Activities – 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Downtown Treasure Hunt
Morning – events begin at 9 a.m.
· Fun for all – arts & crafts and “Downtown Treasure Hunt” at 10 locations
· Brockton Public Library – crafts, food & fun
· Pictures with Santa at Independence Associates, sponsored by Independence Associates, Tuxedos By Merian & HarborOne Credit Union. It’s tricked out to look like Edgar’s Department Store
· Holiday Bazaar at City Hall
· Brockton Historical society – sponsoring historical talks, factoids & fun at four separate sites on the treasure hunt
Afternoon - Parade
· Armond Colombo "Winningest coach in Massachusetts state football history" is the Grand Marshal.
· Members of the 1972 BHS Football Team - Winners of the first Massachusetts Super Bowl.
· Parade was started by the Rotary Club as a way to bring more people downtown
· The parade is a true community event
· Lots of food, fun (and FACILITIES) – make it a day!! Its more than just the parade this year!!
· Eight marching bands
· Countless community groups – girl scouts, boy scouts, PACs & PTAs, etc.
· Santa comes at the end
· Parade Awards handed out at City Hall
· Holiday music/sing along on City Hall Plaza
· Mayor light’s the city’s Holiday Tree (with ornaments made by BPS kids)
· Edgar Award presented
Edgar Award – TO BE ANNOUNCED
Click here for Previous Recipients
· Embodies community spirit –
Holiday Tree Ornaments – BPS Kids
· Since 2002, when the city first installed its downtown Holiday Tree, Brockton Public School students have created ornaments to display
· 17 schools (all elementary & middle schools) produce 20 ornaments each, providing color & creativity to the project
· Students at the Angelo are making their ornaments next week
Santa Hat Day in the Schools
· The DBA donates over 18,000 Santa hats to students across the school system. This year, principals will be choosing which day to give out/decorate Santa hats
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