Detroit Thanksgiving Parade Sinks Mayflower Plans

Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 12:27 PM

 

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DETROIT (AP) — Think your holiday travel plans are tough? Imagine being a Mayflower descendant who's been bumped from Detroit's annual Thanksgiving parade.

June Gorman, governor and historian of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Michigan, tells The Detroit News she thought Thursday's 1.5-mile trek down Woodward Avenue would be a perfect match for the nonprofit group with more than 500 Michigan members.

Gorman said eight to 10 members dressed in period garb planned to carry the organization's banner. Instead, she says their application was denied without reason.

Anthony Michaels, parade president and chief executive, said the group failed to include a video and pictures with their application. He said it's not uncommon to get rebuffed from the "entertainment-oriented parade" that has about 150 groups vying for 64 available slots.

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