Dozens of entries are already committed to be a part of this parade including the Garden City High School AFJROTC, the Garden City, Oak Park and Taylor Kennedy Marching Bands, Great Lakes Garrison and Great Lakes Base Star Wars Costuming Clubs, the GC Gator Fastpitch Softball team, the Motor City K-9s and the Canton Young Marines.
The Garden City Downtown Development has once again agreed to be the title sponsor the parade and have committed to next year's parade as well. The DDA again will host their post-parade event at the end of the parade route in area south of Kroger at the corner of Ford and Middlebelt. If you would like to become a sponsor of this year's parade CLICK HERE for more information.
Sponsors for this year's parade are listed to the right. Along with our returning sponsors including the title sponsor the Garden City Downtown Development Authroity, we welcome the Michigan Credit Union League as this year's presenting sponsor. For information on being a sponsor CLICK HERE.
There are hundred of pictures available of the 2014 parade on the parade's Facebook site by CLICKING HERE.
55TH DOWNTOWN GARDEN CITY PARADE
THEME TO BE "CHRISTMAS IN THE MITTEN"
and Linda Walker
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 10AM
COUGAR ALUMNI AND WOLVERINE WOMENS
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES STAR TO BE THIS YEAR'S
She may use a mitt instead of a mitten (Christmas in the Mitten), but the Grand Marshall of the 2015 Downtown Garden City Santaland Parade presented by MCUL has been announced and it is University of Michigan softball stand-out and Garden City resident Kelsey Susalla. Kelsey drove in the game-winning run with a first-inning RBI single in 1-0 win vs. #1 Florida in Women's College World Series championship series game two on June 2. After starting 65 games for the Wolverines in 2015, she was named to the NCAA All Tournament team. During the season she batted .380 with 14 home runs and drove in 61 runs. She was a pivotal part of the Wolverines hitting clean-up on the team that came within one game of winning the Women's College World Series.
Kelsey Susalla graduated from Garden City High School in 2012 as four-year honor roll and scholar athlete, four-year varsity letterwinner , Michigan Miss Softball nominee, two-time first team all-state, three-time all-area selection, three-time all-region selection, four-time all-district and all-league selection and three-time team MVP while leading Garden City to two state championship appearances.