Saturday, August 13, 2011

82nd Annual Bud Biliken Parade! 2011

Going to head out to my FAVORITE Parade in the whole wide world! The Bud Biliken Parade in Bronzeville! There will be band, drill teams, floats of every kind, sno-balls and a host of local politicians and local national celebrities to welcome students to Back To School!
My love for the parade started when my mother would start dancing at the sound of the drums as they came down the street.
"The Bud Billiken® Parade and Picnic was begun by Chicago Defender’s newspaper founder, Robert S. Abbott, in 1929 as a way for him to show his appreciation to the newspaper’s paper boys. Always held on the second Saturday of August, it has developed into one the City’s premier Back-to-School event." - Chicago Tourism website
GOTTA GO ! I hear the drums! See u there!

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