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Photos by Fritz Rethage -- Posted November 29, 2003

2003 Chamber Holiday Parade

Despite a rainy, windy evening --   holiday spirits were high with the anticipation of Santa -- as the biggest & best ever Annual  Chamber Holiday Parade began 7:00 p.m., Friday night, November 28.  The parade  featured Honor Guards, marching bands, large and small floats, community groups, unique cars, fire trucks -- plus Santa!  The parade was enjoyed by thousands of children of all ages.

According to Chamber of Commerce President Thomas E. Meli, many groups contributed to this year's success to include:  The Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department presented a brand new color guard just for this event, and the HHFD invited the Bergen County Fire Academy Bag-Pipe Band.

Hackensack University Medical Center adopted this parade and spent thousands of dollars for new floats, Shop-Rite of Hasbrouck Heights sponsored a major band, Kundert Volvo supplied cars, Cinelli Iron and Metal supplied floats and prizes, and McDonalds provided Ronald McDonald.  Anania Insurance Agency, Gateway Realtors, Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck and Prudential Merendino Realty donated floats.

The Pork Store, Stop & Shop, Sylvester's, Dunkin Donuts and the Hackensack University Medical Center supplied food. Many businesses gave donations. The VFW provided the hall.  Gary Wells did the poster.  Bergen Commercial Bank, Fleet Bank and Eudan operated hot chocolate stands. Heights Flower Shoppe and Kathy Dunn sponsored Santa and Mrs. Claus's visit to the Senior Center where they met with the children immediately after the Parade.

More 2003 Photos [Group 2][Group 3]

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Grand Marshal Joe Calacione -- a former POW who was awarded the Silver Star

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Grand Marshal Charlie Petro -- received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart
and on D-Day, landed on Omaha Beach

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The Battleship New Jersey Float

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More 2003 Photos [Group 2][Group 3]

More Holiday Fun ...

Is there a Santa Claus?
Web-site for Santa's worldwide sleigh flight  [NORAD Tracks Santa]

HHFD Takes Santa For a Ride

HHFD Gives Santa Ride -- [2005][2004][2003][2002][2001][2000][1999]
  See Santa Waving -- 120k mpg with sound

Holiday Decorations
2004 [Boulevard] [Day Time]  Night [1][2]  [Banners]  Inflatables[1][2]
2003 [Doors] [Inflatables] [Day Time] [Night Time] [Night Boulevard]
2002 Night time [1][2][3]     Day Time [1][2]         Inflatable Displays [1]
2002 Door Displays [1]   Scenes Around Town [1]    Night Boulevard [1][2]

2001 [Boulevard][Around Town][Night]
2001 Day Time [Group 1][Group 2][Group 3]
2000 [Holiday Decorations][Around town]
1999 [Boulevard #1][Boulevard # 2][Lawns #1][Lawns #2][Porches & Doors]

Annual Community Tree Lighting @ The Circle

Sponsored by Mayor's Celebration Committee. 
[2006] [2005] [2004] [2003] [2002] [2001] [2000]

Annual Chamber Parade
2005 [1][2][3][4]     2004 [1][2][3]      2003 [1][2][3]
2002 [1][2][3]   2001[1][2]   2000 [1][2]  [1999]

$10 gets a Holiday Red Ribbon on
"The Boulevard" with your name on it!

Your contribution will be used by the Center for Food Action
to help our area's needy. for more info.

Friendly Neighbors works all year --
For 60 years helping neighbors in need. [Info] Please send your generous contributions to:   Pat Boer, Treasurer, 307 Roosevelt Ave. HH


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