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Horribles Parade Photos

Horribles Parade 2012. Click any photo to view slide show.

Click any photo to view slideshow.

****Huge THANK YOU….to our Sponsors for their very generous donations

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The Lone Gull is a family owned coffeehouse located on Main Street in historic downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts. Our ideal location makes us a great place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat, to chat with friends, or to have a business meeting. We offer free wi-fi to our customers, extremely comfortable couches and chairs, and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

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Stones Pub

Stones is a small comfortable neighborhood pub in Gloucester, MA, America’s oldest seaport! We offer homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts all made on premises before your eyes in the open kitchen. The delicious smells welcome when you come in the door to a warm greeting.

Ed Collard House Doctors Handyman Services

Passports Restaurant

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Noble Electricians

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Steve Noble who does so much community work donating his time toward many great causes.

Robert Heidt

The new executive director of the Chamber of Commerce says that Good Morning Gloucester does so much for the community that he wanted to personally be a sponsor of the 2012 GMG horribles parade float

Circle Consulting

Donna Ardizzoni and Rick Moore

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Gloucester Bytes

Tim Blakeley From Gloucester Bytes the man who made the Gloucester Webcam project possible!

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Greg Harris Brierwood Landscaping (978) 281-7564

for letting us use his trailer

Behind the Scenes Look at What it Takes to Create the “Most Creative” Horribles Float

GMG was awarded the Horribles Parade “Most Creative” float. Sister Felicia’s design brilliantly combined her passion for cooking, her brother Joey’s GMG community-inspired blog, and the family’s lobster business.

The nine foot tall black enamelwear lobster pot was set upon a cooktop, replete with pot handles and temperature dials. Giant lobsters and lots of baby lobsters were seen in and around the pot and dry ice was used to simulate a steaming lobster pot. Teenage boys were also seen in the pot, supplied with all the Super Soaker ammo needed to squirt the entire parade route of attendees.

Joey’s Captain Joe and Sons truck pulled the float, and it housed the sound system, provided by Gimme Sound, featuring deejays Vickie Van Ness and ZipLine Kid.

What, or who, does it take to create the “Most Creative” Horribles Float? Here’s a behind the scenes look ~

Super-Star Sister Felicia ~ Creative, Talented, Passionate, Devoted to Her Family and Her Community, Unbelievably Amazing Organizer, and Divine Cook are just some of the attributes that best describe Sister Felicia.

Barry Mohan, Sister Felicia’s right-hand man ~ Always there to help in every way, and then some!

Neighbor Deanna and Mammaw working on a Homie costume ~ Always there to lend a hand, too. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…  -and, to add to the fun, Mammaw is especially gifted at telling a good joke.

Ed Collard of House Doctor’s Fame and Craig Kimberly–Ed is Sister Felcia’s “other” right-hand man, especially at float-building time of year.

Craig Kimberly, Videographer-Extraordinaire-Turned-Painter-for-the Event. Craig’s first painting, ever, done entirely free hand!

Amanda and B.J. ~  Always-There-to-Help-Mom, along with Amanda and B.J.’s Friends

The Neighborhood Gang

Testing out the lobster; almost ready to depart for the high school.

Lots of Young Friends and Nieces Eloise and Madeline  ~  for the all important job of distributing candy along the parade route.

Friends of the Blog Ron, David, and Manny

Last Minute Finishing Touches

Not Only Did Felicia Design and Organize the Entire Float Project, she also prepared a fabulous tailgate dinner for all!!! In case you are wondering what Felicia prepared: Warm vats of pulled pork for sandwich making, a variety of cold salads, desserts, and an abundance of refreshments, including Felicia’s very popular Sangria.

Motivator-in-Chief

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Photos From Along the Parade Route Tomorrow

Praise to Mayor Kirk and the City of Gloucester

 

The photo with the Man at the Wheel shows the Horribles Parade route, at 8:00 this morning, less than twelve hours after tens of thousands camped along the boulevard to view the parade and fireworks. The entire route is spectacularly clean as is the Fiesta fairgrounds. Thank you Mayor Kirk and the city’s public works departments for working so hard to keep our downtown looking sparkly clean during the back-to-back events of Fiesta and Independence Day celebrations!

Happy Fourth of July!