Thanksgiving parade plans finalized

The Mayfair Business Association last week began finalizing plans for Sunday’s Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade.

The theme is 40 Years of Memories.

The Gilbert family, of Mayfair Shop N Bag, will be the grand marshals.

The parade will start at noon at Frankford Avenue and Rhawn Street and proceed south on the avenue to Knorr Street.

Elves will collect children’s Christmas letters to deliver to Santa Claus, who will make an appearance at the end of the parade.

Volunteers will receive a voucher for a drink and sandwich at the Grey Lodge Pub after the parade.

Parade organizers are urging people to not spray silly string on costumed marchers.

To volunteer or for more information, visit

In other news from the Nov. 10 meeting:

• A Christmas decorating contest for Mayfair homes and businesses will begin on Nov. 25, with judging on Dec. 14. Prizes will be awarded. To nominate a home or business, visit the Mayfair Civic Association Facebook page.

• A Christmas Village and tree-lighting ceremony will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Frankford and Ryan avenues.

• The Mayfair Business Association will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m., for drinks at the Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Ave. ••