November 25, 2003
KING 5 to provide live coverage of the Bon-Macys Holiday Parade on Friday, November 28th
Seattle, WA -- The holidays are upon us again and what better way to kick them off than the 2003 Bon-Macy's Holiday Parade, presented by The Seattle Times and KING 5. The continued tradition comes to you live from downtown Seattle on Friday, November 28th, 2003 beginning at 9:00AM.
This year, the parade is proud to feature Grand Marshall Ray Allen of the Seattle Supersonics. The streets will be lined with more than 30,000 people as the parade makes its way through the heart of downtown Seattle. KING 5 News Anchors Dennis Bounds and Joyce Taylor will be on hand to provide commentary for this festive event. Evening Magazine's John Curley will also be there providing live reports throughout the broadcast.
The fun of competition is alive this year as two new Spirit Awards will be given to local area schools with the most spirited marching band and/or drill team. Celebrity judges such as Sonics legend Slick Watts will be working with The Tonight Show's Ross the Intern and Miss Teen Washington, Jasmine Jorgensen to award cash prizes and bragging rights to the teams displaying the most sprit. In addition to this year's new competition, a new float will be unveiled. Caterpillar and all her Buggy Friends will make her debut run along the parade route on Pine Street from 7th Avenue, making its way through the city and ending its inaugural run on 4th Avenue at the foot of Bon-Macy's.
Don't miss this year's Bon-Macy's Holiday Parade, a lasting Northwest tradition, live at 9AM, the day after Thanksgiving. In Western Washington, viewers can catch the action with the Home Team on KING 5. Outside Western Washington you can catch the parade on the WB affiliate KSKN in Spokane and NBC affiliate KTVB in Boise, Idaho. Or enjoy the delayed broadcast on KING's sister station, KONG 6/16 at 6PM on Sunday November 30th.
CONTACT: Jay Cascio
VP/Programming and Creative Services
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