Monroe’s parade to celebrate ‘Christmas Through the Ages’

The much acclaimed Monroe Girls Drum and Bugle Corps has been a source of pride for the city since the Corps’ inception in 1949 – and in 2013 the city will pay tribute to it again.

The theme for this year’s Christmas Parade in downtown Monroe is “Christmas Through the Ages,” and the Monroe Girls Drum and Bugle Corps will be the grand marshal. The idea is to invoke memories of Christmases past.

Monroe Downtown is asking that participants get into the spirit of the theme, perhaps by digging through old photos and looking back at trends from years gone by.

“Let’s revisit all of the images that Christmastime brings up…. baking cookies, sitting by the fire, reading the Christmas Story, holiday parties, decorating the tree, caroling…whatever your family traditions may have been over the years, we want you to bring that into this holiday season through our Downtown Monroe Christmas Parade.”

Monroe Downtown

Get information on the parade and sign up here.

Looking for some ideas? NBC has a story on the top toys from the past 80 years. Do you remember the Shirley Temple doll? Or Chatty Cathy? How about joining the parade as Tickle Me Elmo? There are many ways to make the 60th Annual Christmas Parade in Monroe a true walk down memory lane.

This year's theme Monroe's Christmas Parade is "Christmas through the Ages.
This year’s theme Monroe’s Christmas Parade is “Christmas through the Ages.” credit=”Morguefile

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