Houston Will Have A Thanksgiving Day Parade!

CICELY MITCHELL

A battle was recently waged on Houston’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and the company that spearheaded the beloved event announced that they no longer had funding for it.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Announced on Tuesday that thanks to $400,000 in private sector donations, led by H-E-B, the parade will go on as scheduled.

Addressing the public, Mayor Parker happily announced that the annual parade would go on as planned: “It’ll go on as planned, but it’ll go on under different management and we believe it will be a parade, that, while it’ll be a little different, will be enjoyable and one that Houstonians will want to visit,” said Mayor Parker during the news conference.

In addition to H-E-B funding the parade, additional financial backers for the parade include: Central Houston, Central Houston members and Houston Arts Alliance. Additional reports indicate that Mayor Parker’s Office of Special Events will oversee the parade.

Last week, the Houston Festival Foundation announced it no longer had the funds to produce the parade.

Whoo hoo!!! I cannot wait for the parade! Can you? Watch related video below and share your favorite Thanksgiving day parade float!

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