The Pasadena Business Association is kicking off the holiday season with the Caring and Sharing Community Harvest Parade on November 3.
In true holiday spirit, the main goal is to remind people of the reasons for the season: being thankful and giving back to their community.
“It is fun for the community, but the most important thing is the food we collect for our local church pantries so those in Pasadena in need are taken care of,” said Sandi Parrish, the PBA executive director.
A Pasadena tradition, this event will feature local businesses, school clubs and teams, and community groups.
Everyone in the community is invited to watch and is encouraged to bring nonperishable food to donate. Donation boxes will be available along the route and at participating PBA member businesses for collection prior to the event.
Anyone unable to attend the parade is still encouraged to donate. PBA members are also making pickups for people who contact them to schedule a time.
Before Mountain Road is closed for the parade, head to The Office Bar & Grill, where there will be a football- and parade-watching party. The parade is expected to pass at halftime. Bring food donations and send them off as the parade passes in front of The Office.
Floats will leave from Tick Neck Park at 2:00pm; make a right on Tick Neck Road; make a right on Mountain Road; make a right on Outing Avenue; and end at George Fox Middle School.
Please note that police will close off streets as needed, and will reopen them when they are clear. They will be available to help with traffic.
A $500 reward will be given to the best overall entry. Additional awards will go to Best Business Display on Float, Best Patriotic Entry, Most Original & Judges Award, Best Community Entry, Best Youth Group Entry, and Best Musical or Performance Entry.
The reviewing stand will be at Antiques On The Go on Mountain Road. Judging will begin at 1:00pm at Tick Neck Park before departure.
To learn about sponsorship or participating in the parade, contact Sandi Parrish at 410-360-4PBA, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .