The Junior Orange Bowl recently celebrated the unveiling of the organization’s 67th Parade theme at the Courtyard Marriott in Coral Gables with members, friends and guests.
Junior Orange Bowl Parade chair Sam Burritt, president Kathleen Slesnick Kauffman, and the Junior Orange Bowl Royal Court revealed the theme for the annual community parade, “Our Historic Hometown.” The theme will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the City of Coral Gables.
“The City of Coral Gables and the Junior Orange Bowl have a long history together, so we wanted a theme that would properly honor the 90th anniversary of our host city,” Burritt explained. “The memories that our parade has created over its 67 years resonate strongly with our community and we want to celebrate all those memorable experiences through- out the year leading up to the parade day.”
This year’s parade date will be Sunday, Nov. 29, the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. This will be the third year that the parade and festival will be hosted on Thanksgiving weekend, allowing greater participation from local schools and youth groups.
The Junior Orange Bowl is launching an initiative between businesses and local schools, as well as youth, community and civic organizations. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for corporations to partner with a cause, and highlight that community organization with a customized float in the parade to raise awareness. The Junior Orange Bowl hopes that this initiative will benefit organizations and encourage community involvement and development.
The 67th Junior Orange Bowl Parade once again will march through the streets of downtown Coral Gables along Miracle Mile and Biltmore Way. The annual parade is the flagship event of the Junior Orange Bowl Festival season, which consists of a series of athletic, academic, and cultural youth events that are all held in South Florida.
For more information, to become a sponsor or to volunteer for the Junior Orange Bowl, visit www.jrorangebowl.org or call 305-662-1210.
The Junior Orange Bowl Festival is possible with the support of the City of Coral Gables, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, The Orange Bowl, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
The Junior Orange Bowl Committee Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the community of South Florida and the Youth of the world by providing opportunities for wholesome, competitive and multi-cultural experiences.