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Thanksgiving Day tradition rolls on in Price Hill
story written by Kurt Backscheider, 8:38 a.m. EST November 13, 2015

PRICE HILL – Before carving up the turkey and digging into the cranberry sauce, area families will line the streets of Price Hill for a Thanksgiving Day tradition.
The annual Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26. This is the 25th annual installment of the modern-day parade, revived in 1991 by the Price Hill Historical Society, East Price Hill Improvement Association and Price Hill Civic Club, now called the West Price Hill Community Council.
“It’s a great neighborhood tradition,” said Cindy Armstrong, a West Price Hill Community Council member who serves on the parade committee.
“A lot of families come out and the kids look forward to it.”
As always, the parade begins at the intersection of Glenway Avenue and Ferguson Road. It then travels along Glenway to Warsaw Avenue, and ends at St. Lawrence Church.
Thousands of people line up along Glenway and Warsaw to watch fire engines roll past, view floats decorated by Price Hill businesses and community groups and listen to music performed by the marching bands from Elder and Western Hills high schools. The Seton-Elder vocal ensemble and the St. Lawrence Eagles’ Wings Choir also perform, and Santa Claus anchors the parade in his sleigh.
Armstrong said this year’s grand marshal is Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, and Elder High School Principal Tom Otten and his wife, Bonnie, have been bestowed the honor of serving as the king and queen of the parade.
She said the Ottens work in tandem to make a great team that has touched so many lives on the West Side.

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