Baldwin High School students take part in Thanksgiving Parade

December 13, 2012 by  

Seven students of Baldwin County High School took part in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade this year. The event was broadcast to the nation live from New York City, taking place on November 22.

Macy’s Great American Marching Band was compiled of students from all over the United States, including Lennon Steadham, Holly Barber, and Morgan Covington. The Spirit of America troupe included Kate Harrison, Tucker Clay, Taylor Robbins, and Olivia Turner.

Following arrival at the rehearsals, one of the girls, Taylor Robbins, was selected to perform with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, live on TV. The seven girls taking part in the parade are all members of the Baldwin County High School Tiger Band.

The Thanksgiving Day celebrations were also a chance for people affected by Hurricane Sandy to relax and enjoy a taste of a normal life again, with free holiday meals and pleasant weather. One New Yorker, Karen Panetta, said that it was good to be able to feel normal again, following the devastation of the storm.

Over three million people attended the Thanksgiving Parade and 50 million tuned in to watch on TV. Marching bands, singers and entertainers, and giant balloons kept the crowd entertained throughout the day. Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the opportunity to praise firefighters, sanitation workers, armed forces personnel, police, and volunteers for playing a huge role in the aftermath of the storm.

Local printing companies may also have benefited from the parade, as local businesses used business card printing as part of their marketing campaign.