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Chamber of Commerce
Annual Holiday Parade
Contact: TMeli@excite.com




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2002 Chamber Parade
Biggest & Best Ever Annual Chamber Parade started at 7:00 p.m. on Friday Night November 29, 2002.  Leading the parade were the Port Authority Police with motorcycles, Honor Guard and bagpipers. The parade also featured nine marching band; ten large floats and eight smaller floats;
fire trucks -- plus Santa!             2002 Parade [Group 1] [Group 2][Group 3]


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2001 Chamber Holiday Parade

[First group of Photos] [Second group of Photos]

Starting at 6:00 p.m. November 23, 2001 --
rain, snow or shine it is happening and get ready to enjoy!

This years Chamber of Commerce on 11/23/01 will be like no other you have seen in recent years! It will not be just a parade but it will be an EVENT! Get out of your mind how things were done in the past! This is going to be different. First of all picture the Boulevard closed down about 6-6:15 pm and get ready for the preparade activities! At least 4 vocal groups will be up and down the Boulevard getting you into the Holiday spirit!

Refreshment Stations
Up and down the Boulevard in at least 4 locations there will be hot Chocolate/Balloons/candy cane stations these will be by Bergen Commercial Bank, Summit/Fleet Bank/ Weiner/Ludwig Insurance and Boro Hall.

Benefit Raffle
Let us also not forget that this years parade will be for the benefit of The Hackensack University Medical Center and all monies raised by donation or the Raffle (yes their will be a raffle) will go to benefit the new Women's/Children's Hospital and the Audrey Hepburn house for abused children!!

And oh yes that raffle for the hospital will be $1.00 each and currently it is worth over $2300.00 in gift certificates from Macy's , Mcdonalds, The Bombay Co., Carroll's Fashions, Anania Insurance and Heights Florist just to name a few!

The Parade
The parade itself will feature at this point at least 10 floats at least 3 bands and Ronald Mcdonald! Also the WFAN Fan Van will be in the parade and the Hackensack Trolley will also be there. Add to this DJ,s along the parade route and our usual local participants and you can see we are shaping up into some event! By the way you will be able to see the parade on the upper part of the boulevard because BarSan construction is going to light it up!!!!

Well naturally Santa will go to the Pioneer Club at the end but this year he will not be alone! Macy's with the children from the Medical Center will have a children's fashion show and then you can see the big man himself! Through all this Stop&Shop supermarket will supply us with cake and refreshment! We haven't even mentioned the Sheriffs horse brigade , the motorcycle brigade and the library drill team. To much to mention.

Participants
Here is a list of who is participating so far it keeps getting bigger! Matt Waltham singers, Chick Barmes singers, The Machet Men male vocal group, Peter Picinini Eudan Realty, Bergen Commercial Bank, Summit Bank, Progressive Brick, Valley National Bank, Hackensack University Medical Center, Bar San Construction, Hasbrouck Heights VFW, Bergen County Sheriffs Dept., Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education. Hasbrouck Heights Library, Prudential Merendino Real Estate, Anania Insurance, Lanzo Plumbing/Universal Limo, The Bombay Co., McDonalds,WFAN Radio, Assembly Women Rose Heck, Hackensack Trolley, Hasbrouck Heights High School Band, Pequannock High School Band , Seacaucus High School Band (not confirmed this date) Bands pending, Kundert Volvo, Remax Real Estate, Loveys, Pioneer Club, Macy's Garden Stae Plaza, Bob's Pork Store, Angel Pena, Carvel of Hackensack, Contemparary Club of Hasbrouck Heights, IHOP, Sylvesters, Houlihan's , Stop and Shop, Just for You, Francesca's Nail Salon, Carroll's Fashions, Rite- Aid, Countryside Baskets, Heights Florist, MLM Management, Gary and Nancy Wells, Chirico & Calabro CPA, Trust Co. and growing!

So if you want to be in the Parade you must save a spot you can not just show up the night of the parade and get in it , it is to big and complicated this year . If you are a civic organization that wants to be in or a business that wants to participate you must tell us by 9/1/01 contact Tom Meli c/o Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1 Hasbrouck Heights NJ 07604 or office 201-599-5822 or 201-288-7685 or TMeli@excite.com


H
elp Wanted
If you want raffle Books contact the above address . If you want to make a donation to help the parade and the hospital make checks payable to Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce parade fund and mail to P.O. Box 1 Hasbrouck Heights , NJ 07604. All monies above the parade expense will go to the hospital all raffle monies go to the hospital direct. Last if you want to volunteer to help contact Tom Meli at the above addresses.

THIS IS REALLY GOING TO BE GOOD
MARK YOUR CALENDERS AND ASK YOUR FRIENDS HEIGHTS WILL ROCK!!!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!


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Santa & Mrs. Claus come to The Boulevard
November 24, 2000  Holiday parade photos [1][2]   


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