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At 1pm, Brockton represents the South Shore better with a parade with floats! Activities and Santa photos all day. . 508-587-4322 or 508-580-7840. Brockton, MA . Johnny Monsarrat founded a videogames company called Turbine.
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The Greater Brockton Holiday Parade

Grand Marshall – John Ruiz Former Heavyweight Champion of The World Saturday, November 26, 2011 Parade Starting at 1 p.m. Free pictures with Santa at 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by: Independence Associates, HarborOne Credit Union and Tuxedos by Merian 141-143 Main Street City Hall Activities – 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. Holiday Bazaar Brockton Public Library 9am-12pm 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 IA, 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 · John “the Quietman” Ruiz, former heavyweight of the world and the pride of Methuen, is the Grand Marshal. He’s the only Latino heavyweight. · Ugo Paparo & the family of the late John Drystadt are honorary marshals in honor of their efforts to establish the parade in 1986. · 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!! · Clydesdales · Eight marching bands · Countless community groups – girl scouts, boy scouts, PACs & PTAs, etc. · Santa comes at the end Post-Parade · 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


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