WOW! That's all we can say after a great day in Woburn yesterday! Once again, you came out and supported our efforts at putting on a great parade, while at the same time helping us in raising money for eye research and our other local groups in need! Through your cash donations along the route, as well as our newest "toy" Venmo, we raised over $22,000 to put to good work. What do you say....Let's do it again next year. Remember to circle the last Sunday in October (next year it's Oct. 29th). We'll be sure to order up perfect weather, like yesterday! If you missed the parade, or just want to experience one of the acts once again, click HERE to be taken to the recording done by the Woburn Public Media Center.
A big part of holding the Parade every year is getting our local schools involved in putting a float together with a certain theme. This years was to represent a favorite book. While all of the entries were outstanding, we are tasked with choosing three top ones. We had a difficult time narrowing down the the 3 that were our picks, but since we must, here they are.... Reeves, Goodyear, Altavesta. Congratulations to not only those three, but to all the entries for all their hard work....and for reading!
The Woburn Host Lions Parade is for the enjoyment of the families and children of Woburn and surrounding communities while collecting funds the charities of the club.
The last Sunday in October is traditionally "Parade Sunday" in the City of Woburn. Over 80,000 people join together along Main Street to cheer the many fine bands, wave to the floats, catch up with old friends and celebrate the true spirit of Halloween. For a small town "Home Coming Day" feeling this is one fall event in New England that you don't want to miss out on.
Dress up your ghosts, goblins, Spidermen and princesses to join us at 1 o'clock, come rain or shine, on Main Street, Woburn. Arrive early to get a curbside view. Parade route starts at Crowne Plaza/Showcase Cinema travelling south on Main St to Woburn Center continuing onto Lake Ave at the Winchester line ending at Horn pond. The parade route is 2.2 miles long and normally takes just about 1.5 hours to walk the route end-to-end.
Please remember that our Lions Club utilizes this parade to raise money for the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund. Your generous donations, large or small, are most welcome.