For years now, I’ve wanted to attend the St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade, but either the weather was awful or we were cooking for a noon meal or things just didn’t work out. I didn’t think we were going to go this year, either. However, the week before Thanksgiving, we missed a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks (along with many other families) because the published time was a half-hour later than the time the organization actually performed the ceremony. As is my way, I complained, and when I complained I went straight to the top, firing off an e-mail directly to the organization’s chairman, who graciously offered us VIP admission for the Thanksgiving parade to make up for our huge disappointment the week before.
We couldn’t pass it up.
We were treated to a continental breakfast in the Old Courthouse, followed by preferred seating on the parade route right where the local TV station was filming – which meant we got to hear all the bands play!
So thank you, Christmas in St. Louis, for taking a very unfortunate and disheartening situation and turning it around for us. Kudos to you and organizations like yours who really walk the walk when you try to make people happy.
Here are the photos – there are many of them. Many: