Thousands expected in Taylor Little League Day Parade

More than 2,000 players, coaches and family members from all four Taylor Little Leagues will participate in the third annual Little League Day Parade, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19.

The parade starts on Superior Parkway at Pardee Road and travels west to the Taylor Sportsplex, 13333 Telegraph Road.

Residents and business people are expected to line the street to cheer on the marchers. Limited parking will be available at John F. Kennedy High School and at the Sportsplex.

Joe Marvin, a 40-year Taylor resident who has been involved with the Taylor Northwest Little League for 30 years, has been selected by the parade planning team to serve as grand marshal. Marvin has served as vice president of the league, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Marvin, who also served as treasurer for the Taylor Junior Football Club for the past 20 years, is a manager with Krasity Medical and Surgical in Dearborn.

City elected officials and school district officials will participate along with Wayne County Commissioner Edward A. Boike Jr.

Members of the Taylor Police and Fire Departments and the Department of Public Works will join in the festivities, along with the Shrine Club’s Tin Lizzies, jugglers and clowns. There will be other dignitaries, queens, kings, princesses, music and floats. The Hoover Middle School band, under the direction of Jim Bergler, will start the parade.

At the end of the parade route will be a variety of family oriented activities at the Sportsplex. Commissioner Boike will serve as the master of ceremonies for the traditional opening day first pitch ceremony at the TSX.

Working closely with city officials to plan the parade have been the presidents and other representatives of the four Little Leagues. The presidents are Ron Zaborowski of Taylor North Central, Brian Holdren of Taylor Northeast, Lanny Hall Sr. of Taylor Northwest and Darren Lyall of Taylor South.

The parade has been made possible by donations from Gordon Food Service, Meijer, Uncle Ray’s, Better Made, Taylor Ford, Heritage Perk, Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton P.C., National Block, Telegraph Property, Acee-Deucee, Taylor Supervisory & Confidential Employees Local 1917, and the Taylor Governmental Management Administrators and Employees Association.

For more information on the parade, call the Taylor Parks and Recreation Department at (734) 374-3906.