Makeshift Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in WNY Nursing Home
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You know that every thing is just turned upside down. Things are cancelled, we can't make plans, we can't see our friends and family like we used to and we CERTAINLY do not spend enough time talking about some of the GREAT things that are happening around Western New York.
It was such a small, easy thing to do to make everybody's day a bit better. A day that would be just an ordinary day they made a little extra for the residents. The workers over at Catholic Health’s McAuley Residence in Kenmore decided to have their own Thanksgiving Day Parade called the 'McAuley Thanksgiving Day Parade'. They held their animal 'floats', signs and more to make the day a bit more festive just in time for Thanksgiving, and the staff recognizes how hard these times are for the residents as COVID has caused so many restrictions on their family members coming to visit the facility.
Take a look at what it looked like:
Of course, Thanksgiving will be different. Not just in Western New York, but all over the United States. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade starts at 9 am on Thursday the 26th, and representing country music will be Dolly Parton, Brett Young and Lauren Alaina. You can actually see the entire lineup, even the floats for the parade. Will they actually be there? Not exactly. Here's how Macy's website described how the annual event will go down this year:
In order to avoid gathering large crowds, the annual production will forgo marching down the traditional 2.5-mile route in Manhattan. Instead it will be reimagined over the course of several days as a television-only event leading up to the live Thanksgiving Day broadcast that will feature the breadth of Macy’s signature elements.
Reinvented to safely keep spectators in New York City at home and families nationwide glued to their televisions, the 94th edition of the iconic event ushers in the holiday season with a televised celebration featuring giant character balloons, animated floats, incredible street performances, musical acts and the one and only Santa Claus, broadcast from 34th Street on NBC and Telemundo.