Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Inside Scoop on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Millions of people crowd into Manhattan each year for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and still more are glued to their television sets, wondering what it must be like to be right there in New York City.
YJI reporter Kathryn Middleton is one of those people. As a New Jersey high school student, she wrote this piece for YJI about the thrill of watching the parade each Thanksgiving with her family. She also took some really awesome photos, including the one above of Snoopy, as everybody's favorite World War I Flying Ace.

December 1, 2008
 -- Reporter's notebook --
A happy Thanksgiving along the Macy's Parade route
By Kathryn Middleton
New York City – Where else but in New York can you join a crowd of thousands, gaze up at massive balloons passing by and shout holiday greetings in unison with strangers across the street?
It’s a tradition in my family to travel to New York City to meet up with aunts, uncles and cousins to enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person.
This was my third time seeing the parade in New York, and every time it’s just as exciting.
Read the rest of Kathryn's piece and more photos, click here: http://tinyurl.com/2e4elrh


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