On behalf of the Chicago Festival Association, we would like to thank you for your participation in the parade last week. It was a magical day with great weather and wonderful performances by all groups in the parade. We have been getting many congratulatory phone calls and e-mails on what a great parade it was. We could not have done it without your participation!
Celebrating 75 years of holiday tradition in Chicago, the parade was expanded to three hours and what a three hours it was with great staged performances, boisterous marching bands and fabulous inflatables. The parade was broadcast to an estimated 75 million cable homes across the country on WGN-TV9 and WGN America. If you missed any of the parade, you can view the parade on their website at www.wgntv.com/thanksgiving. ; The entire broadcast of the parade will also be available on our website by the end of December. Pictures of parade units will also be on our website very soon.
We would like you to help celebrate our success with us! You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for the 2008 Parade Thank You Party at 115 Bourbon Street on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You'll get to enjoy:
- A tasty buffet lunch with open bar
- Music and dancing
- A Chance to win great prizes from many of our sponsors in our raffle
Again, thank you for all of your efforts. Your support helped us accomplish our mission of producing community events that positively impact the quality of life for the people of the City of Chicago. We wish you a happy holiday season and much luck in the upcoming New Year. We look forward to seeing you for the 2009 McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade!
Executive Director, Chicago Festival Association
Associate Executive Director, Chicago Festival Association