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It is with a heavy heart that Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers has officially canceled the 2020 Hometown Christmas Parade. This comes after evaluating several factors including the overwhelming need to ensure the health and well-being of everyone involved.

 2020 Hometown Christmas Parade Canceled

Glendale, AZ, (October 21, 2020) – It is with a heavy heart that Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers has officially canceled the 2020 Hometown Christmas Parade. This comes after evaluating several factors including the overwhelming need to ensure the health and well-being of everyone involved.

"It was an incredibly difficult decision, but a necessary one. I want to thank everyone for their ongoing efforts to keep our community healthy. I know COVID-19 has made many changes in our lives and I want to thank you for your continued patience,” says Mayor Weiers.


Though the parade has been canceled, the annual food drive is still in full swing. Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable and monetary donations to benefit Glendale’s own Hoper for Hunger Food Bank.


"I invite the community to come out and donate, because we know that more people will need help this year,” said Mayor Weiers.


Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off in food drive boxes located in Glendale City Hall (5850 W. Glendale Avenue) throughout November and December. Donations will also be accepted Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at both the Sam’s Club and Walmart stores located on the southeast corner of 83rd and Union Hills Avenue. Tax detectable donations can also be made online at www.phxmission.org/hcp.


The Hometown Christmas Parade was started by Mayor Weiers eight years ago and has grown to include more than 120 floats, 1,300 participants and over 15,000 attendees.
Mayor Weiers looks forward to holding the parade again in 2021.

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