Local organizations feature Thanksgiving parade floats
POSTED: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 4:07pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 4:10pm
EL PASO (KTSM) — Thanksgiving Day is almost here and the prep work for the 77th annual traditional parade is underway.
Dozens of volunteers and organization are working hard to finish the popular floats and decorations.
"There's a lot of excitement going here at the float warehouse we've been working on this float since the beginning of August we've got about 15 floats being constructed," Sun Bowl Association Coordinator Joe Daubach said.
Organizers say the parade will be unique, some of the featured floats include Mario Bros, Jurassic Park and even Austin Trout.
"It is going to be really fun there's pyrotechnics there's fire I mean you can't miss it you got to come out to the parade,"Daubach added.
Artist Richard Glass has been working on floats for many years he says preparing each parade is a challenge.
"Everyone around me thinks it's difficult but there's just a process and you just go from a to b to c and d until you finish," Richard Glass said.
Volunteers say the work is tough but at the end what it comes to is the smiles and happiness of hundreds of El Pasoans each year.
“All you have to do is walk down Montana avenue on thanksgiving day and look at those spectators and you will see and you look at their faces and you say I'm going to do this again next year," Lions Club President John Feighery said.
Newschannel 9 will broadcast the parade live on Thursday November 28.