Also enjoy "After the Goose" shopping specials, rides and activities in downtown El Cajon
November 18, 2010 (El Cajon)--The 64th Annual Mother Goose Parade presented by Cox Communications will march down Main Street in El Cajon this Sunday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. This San Diego favorite is the largest parade in the County and the biggest of its type west of the Mississippi. The parade features over 100 colorful entries from cities throughout the United States. Spectators will be treated to a line-up of spectacular floats, marching bands, equestrians, clowns, giant helium balloons, specialty vehicles and Santa Claus.
This year’s Grand Marshals are members from both the Northern La Mesa, California team and the Monterrey, Mexico team that played in the historic 1957 Little League World Series Championship. In that game, a talented La Mesa team encountered a storybook group of boys from Monterrey that made history. Angel Macias Barba, the Monterrey pitcher who threw the only perfect game in Little League history and his team mate Jose Maiz Garcia will join Jerry Wilson, Lew Riley, Tom Blackwood, Bob Brown, Joe McKirahan, Dick Gowins, and Leonard Tobey from the La Mesa team in the Mother Goose Parade this Sunday.
Wondering what to do following the Mother Goose Parade? Don’t rush off! Downtown El Cajon invites you to experience After the Goose! -- a special holiday promotion. Enjoy free rides on the Holly Jolly Trolley double-decker bus, Christmas carolers, and the unveiling of downtown storefront holiday displays. Shops and restaurants will be offering a variety of treats, specials and shopping discounts. Vote for the best window display and get your downtown holiday passport stamped to enter an opportunity drawing to win free prizes.
The Mother Goose Parade Association is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to promoting higher education. The Association awards scholarships and pushes the boundaries of higher education through its personal growth programs and workshops. The Association currently conducts annual programs and workshops to help strengthen the lives of others and to educate them on various issues that are of public benefit. Additional programs and workshops are continuously considered and added on an annual basis.
For more information including the parade route details, see: http://www.mothergooseparade.org/2010/parade/