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Thanksgiving day parade kicks off in Detroit for 90th year

November 24, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Thousands of people are lining Woodward Avenue for Detroit’s annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade.

The event kicked off Thursday morning in Midtown with dozens of floats, 10 marching bands, clowns and helium-filled balloons.

The three-mile parade is celebrating its 90th year.

Among the spectators is Ara Basherian, who says he’s attended for 20 years with his Detroit Goodfellows group. The 81-year-old tells the Detroit News (http://detne.ws/2g8776D ) the growing parade reflects the city’s comeback.

Basherian says “You see more and more people turning out.”

The parade is presented by Art Van and produced by The Parade Company.

This year’s grand marshals are actor Keegan-Michael Key and Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Damon Keith.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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