The "Powerpuff Girls" is one of the network's most popular animated
shows and its cartoon heroines will be the grand marshals of this year's
parade, the theme of which is "Toon Into Burbank."
"We thought we would salute the media, which is a pretty big industry
in Burbank," said Joanne Miller, event chairwoman. "We really do want to
put the spotlight on Cartoon Network and welcome them to the
An estimated 20,000 people are expected to line the 1-mile parade
route, which runs up Olive Avenue from Lincoln to Lomita streets.
The Powerpuff Girls -- Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles -- will be
accompanied by other Cartoon Network characters, including Dexter from
As many as 10 floats, including entries from the Pasadena Tournament
of Roses and the Burbank Girl Scouts, will be joined by several marching
bands and equestrian teams.
"It's fun, and the kids enjoy it," said Barbara Bartman, a longtime
parade volunteer. "It's nice to see the kids have something to look
Marching bands from John Burroughs High and Luther Burbank Middle
School will play, along with bands from Chino, Lancaster, Whittier and El
The parade route ends near George Izay Park, 1111 W. Olive Ave., where
an awards ceremony, antique car exhibit and craft show will follow.
"Everybody loves Burbank," Miller said. "It's a small town that
everybody wants to be a part of. Many of the parade participants and
viewers are Burbank natives."
IF YOU GO
* WHAT: 20th Annual Burbank on Parade
* WHEN: 11 a.m. April 28.
* WHERE: Olive Avenue, between Lincoln and Lomita streets.
* COST: Admission is free.
* INFO: Call 841-2345 or 846-8910 for information.