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April 24, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Traveling through the city's center to boost local and national spirit, residents will wave this year's theme for Burbank on Parade -- "Red, White and Blue in 2002." Celebrating its 21st year, Burbank on Parade has participants from schools, businesses, civic groups, city officials and other locals "displaying their spirit for patriotism and the love of our country," former parade president Sandy Dennis said. Between drill teams, marching bands, floats, clowns and equestrian acts, the event will fill the city with color and music.
June 26, 2004
Jackson Bell Burbank on Parade will continue its tradition of running on the fourth Saturday in April, but will reopen talks of rescheduling the parade the next time it conflicts with Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24. Keeping the fourth Saturday in April is necessary because other events and holidays -- including Fire Service Day and National Police Week, school band competitions and Easter weekend --...
April 22, 2006
Congratulations to Sandy Dennis, president of Burbank On Parade Inc., and the rest of the volunteers for regrouping and getting the yearly event back on track after two tumultuous years. The year before last, the event fell on the same day as the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide and Armenian community members asked the city of Burbank to have the committee change the date, only a few weeks before the parade. The parade couldn't be changed at such a late date because of all the planning that goes into producing the event, which is done months in advance, officials said.
November 18, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- It took three years, but organizers of the annual Burbank on Parade finally asked for financial assistance, which they received from the City Council. To help stem growing financial losses that crossed the $4,000 mark during last April's parade, the council agreed to boost its funding from $9,180 to $15,000 per year. The city will also waive the $2,500 cost to hire the Police Department to monitor the event. It was the first increase in city funding since 1984.
By Joyce Rudolph | April 7, 2010
Burbank on Parade officials promise Saturday’s event will be packed with all the pageantry that’s created when the circus comes to town — including the big top itself. When deciding on this year’s theme — “Burbank on Parade Celebrates the Big Top” — organizers wanted something colorful and easy for people to come up with ideas for their entries, said parade President Linda Barnes. “The beginning of the parade will be spectacular, starting out with the letters spelling out Burbank, and we are actually going to have a big top tent,” Barnes said.
April 11, 2001
Tim Willert MAGNOLIA PARK -- Burbank on Parade is gearing up for its annual run down Olive Avenue later this month, and organizers have enlisted one of the city's newest tenants to spice up the show. Cartoon Network, which opened its Burbank production facility in May, will co-sponsor the April 28 parade and lend some of its animated stars to the festivities. 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."
April 15, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Brooks Gardner has faced down a grizzly bear, carried his horse across a ravine and kept cool while wolves circled under the tree branches where he was perched. At the end of the month, the Burbank resident will opt for an easier role, cruising through city streets in a convertible as the grand marshal of Burbank on Parade. Gardner, who has lived in Burbank with his wife, Ann, since 1989, is the lanky cowboy star of Stuart Anderson's Black Angus Restaurant commercials.
By Chris Wiebe | April 22, 2006
After a dormant 2005, Burbank on Parade returns today to Olive Avenue, promising floats, marching bands and arts and craft exhibits ? all "for the love of the game," the theme of this year's event. Burbank on Parade attracted little interest from volunteers last year due to unfortunate scheduling and strained preparations for the 2004 event. The parade date had coincided with Armenian Genocide commemoration day, a conflict parade organizers were unable to remedy at the last minute, officials said.
By Rachel Kane | December 1, 2007
Downtown Burbank’s 12 Days of Holiday Cheer will incorporate more this year than the usual procession of a trumpeted parade and tree lighting. New business openings in the downtown area throughout the year have brought fresh events to the time-honored tradition preceeding December’s major holidays. “More and more merchants are getting involved,” said Gail Stewart, manager of downtown activities and events. RA Organic Spa on North San Fernando Boulevard, which opened early this year, will offer free massages, organic hot teas and snacks from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday for their first time participating in the festivities.
April 25, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Enjoy! BURBANK -- Fans of the Cartoon Network will get to see their favorite animated TV characters Saturday riding in Burbank On Parade. This year's parade theme is "Toon Into Burbank," and the famous Powerpuff Girls -- Blossom, Buttercup and Bubbles -- are the grand marshals. Cartoon Network, which is based in Atlanta, opened its Burbank animation studio in May. The Burbank facility is where the shows "Dexter's Laboratory," "Powerpuff Girls," "Johnny Bravo," and others are created.
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