It’s always amazing to drive around town the morning of the Fish Town Horribles Parade and see all the empty chairs and decorations! All of these shots were taken with my iPhone while fighting through traffic to drop off stuff at our GMG party corner. So this one is for all those folks who are not home, or moved out of town, enjoy! Now stop by the GMG tent and party with us!!!
Hey Joe, my name is John Linquata and I’m a member of the Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee.
We have been working all year long to put out another fun and entertaining parade for this great city. This year we are honoring Ray Smith of Smith Hardware who was a life long sponsor of the parade as parade marshall. We have Gloucester’s own 2014 Special Olympic Gold metal winner Danny Williamson as Grand Marshall Danny brought home the gold in the shot put and bronze in the 100 and 200 meter relay. We will also recognize and congratulate our two scholarship winners Samantha Ryder and Malya McLean.
Of course some of our favorite marching bands will be back and a few new ones that we are really excited to see perform here. As always we will have all the amazing floats that the wonderful people of Gloucester put together for the city to enjoy (which people can pre-register for at www.fishtownhorribles.org ). Of corse the Horribles our namesake who we are always looking for more of and clearly the Cape Ann YMCA would like to see more of too, because they donated two weeks at camp spindrift, one for a boy and one for a girl, anyone who would like to help collect money this year as a horrible will get an extra shot at the week at camp. And as always the parade line up is first come first serve which means the earlier you show up the closer to the front you are, Horribles are encouraged to show up around 5 pm and the parade starts promptly at 6 pm.
If anyone would like to volunteer we never turn down help we will be at the High School Auto shop Wednesday after 6 pm decorating and setting up and on Thursday from noon on, there is always plenty to do. And if anyone has any questions all of our contact information can be found on our website again that is http://www.fishtownhorribles.org and don’t forget to like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/fishtownhorriblesparade and tag us in your photos new or old we love to see them and others do too. We can’t wait to see everyone there have a happy and safe 3rd and 4th.
Thanks again Joe, anything we can do to get more people involved only makes the parade better for everyone, so we really appreciate your help. Have a great day.
Horribles Parade 2012. Click any photo to view slide show.
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Can you put this flier up and remind people of the fundraiser for the Fishtown Horribles Parade on Wed May 11 at Giuseppe’s? We are raffling off a prize pack that includes $25 gift certificate to Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar, Two tickets to Greasy Pole, The Musical at The Cape Ann from Henry Allen TheatreWorks and Two greasy pole shirts from Tiny Island Beach Glass. Value $115
Dinner, Show and Attire. What more can you ask for?
Giuseppe’s is generously donating 10% of the evening sales to The Fishtown Horribles Parade.
Also this will be the kick off to Hoot Night at Giuseppe’s with Scotty Parisi on the piano, 8-Close!
Thank you, Melissa Cox
Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee