The Coatesville Christmas Parade will once again make its way down Lincoln Highway on Saturday, Dec. 7 beginning at 10 AM. The parade begins at Strode Avenue and ends at the performing and judging area at 11th Avenue.
This year, more than 150 entries will grace Main Street, from dancers twirling their batons to fleets of tow trucks, police cars, and fire trucks to local contractors showing off their custom-crafted floats.
“This is Chester Country’s hometown Christmas parade,” said Greg DePedro, a member of the parade committee who, along with his wife Dorrie, owns the Coatesville Flower Shop. “We have two hours of pure enjoyment for children and their families. I started with the Coatesville Christmas Parade in 1976 when it was an undertaking of the Jaycees. Back then, it was a fellow named Fred Wolfe and I who took it on as a project. Fred was active with me for years until he passed away. He was a great guy, and we really moved the parade forward together.”
This year’s presenting sponsor is Penn Medicine.
“Chester County Hospital and Lancaster General Health Parkesburg are proud to be members of Penn Medicine,” said Scott C. Taylor of Lancaster General’s marketing department. “With physicians, programs, services, and locations throughout the western Chester County, we offer an array of inpatient (and) outpatient medical and surgical services so you can maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
This year’s grand marshal is Jackie Milanese, a Coatesville resident who’s optimistic about the city’s future and honored to be in the parade. She and her late husband, Gabe Milanese Sr., founded Milanese Remodeling in 1957.
“Our family business exists because Coatesville residents supported us right from the start,” she said. “We’ve tried to show our appreciation by supporting efforts to improve the city.”
Click here for more information about the Coatesville Christmas Parade or contact Greg DePedro at 610-384-2677 or email@example.com.
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