For the past four years, I have been collecting canned goods and food in my office at Anne Arundel Community College. What prompted the collection was a man who works at the college, Mike. He has worked for the facilities department for more than twenty five years, and asked me to get the word out to my tutors and instructors. Mike enthusiastically talked about the parade near Tick Neck Park starting on Ft. Smallwood Road and proceeding down to Mountain Road.
At the time, I wasn’t aware that the parade and food collection was an annual event sponsored by the PBA. My concern was that families in need be taken care of and we were happy to help.
Three weeks ago, I posted my annual appeal to those same tutors and instructors; and each year, they are more generous than the past. I don’t stop with one message either; if I haven’t heard from a tutor or instructor or haven’t received a donation, I will call them. There is no end to my persistence when it comes to helping the community.
The theme of this year’s parade is “PASADENA THANKSGIVING PARADE: A CARING & SHARING HARVEST.” Check out the History of Parade’s to see the background behind some of the world’s oldest parades.
So set the DVR, watch your football team a little later and get out with your family and friends to support this wonderful tradition. The parade takes place on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00pm Pasadena Parade. This is after-all, a social event and we would love to see as many of you as possible. Oh, and please don’t forget to bring a canned good!