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Letter from John Ciccarelli

Dear Granada Hills Holiday Parade Past Participants, Spectators, Parade Volunteers Planning Committee, Parade Fans, Admirers, Sponsors, and to the Young at Heart everywhere of the past 37 years!

On behalf of the proud event sponsor Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce and the dedicated Granada Hills Holiday Parade Committee Family, we wish to express our deepest appreciation to all of you who have played a vital part in the four-decade community legacy of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade as a parade entry, participant, spectator, parade sponsor, proud parent or grandparent, parade committee volunteer and more, including Santa and Mrs. Claus!

In lieu of the current year-long COVID realities of 2020 we could not let even this challenging period go by without an acknowledgment and continuance of observance with an “Official 2020 Virtual Edition” of the Granada Hills Holiday Parade to enjoy all together.

Please mark your upcoming calendar for the weekend of December 5-6, 2020, by which we will forward a Constant Contact Social Media of our  “Virtual Edition” of the 2020 Granada Hills Holiday Parade and this year’s appropriate Official Theme “Happy Parade Memories.”

This Keepsake 2020 Granada Hills Holiday Parade tribute video  will also then be posted on the official Granada Hills Holiday Parade Website www.granadahillsholidayparade.org 

Do Remember and Note…Our 38th Annual Granada Hills Holiday Parade happily returns in December 2021 and we look forward to dusting off the Pom poms, check the Equestrian saddle and harness, shine the Musical Instruments, etc. to provide thousands of happy smiles and instill new Granada Hills Holiday Parade family memories!

Be safe in the coming months and our Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and Joyous Holiday Season!

Sincerely,

John V. Ciccarelli
Honorary Mayor
Granada Hills

2013 Parade Trophy Recipients

2013 Parade Trophy Recipients

GRAND SWEEPSTAKES WINNER

#7 Cub Scout Pack 564

MUSIC SWEEPSTAKES WINNER

#12 – Notre Dame High School Irish Knight Band

BEST USE OF THEME

#7 Cub Scout Pack 564

***BANDS / DRILL / FLAGS***

High School Band

1st Place

#54 – Chatsworth High School Marching Band and Drill Team

2nd Place

#123 – Arleta High School Mustang Marching Band and Dance Team

3rd Place

#67 – Sylmar High School Band and Dance

 

Middle School Band

1st Place

#23 – Nobel Middle School Marching Band

2nd Place

#91 – Mighty Sutter Goldminer Band and Color Guard

 

Drum Squad

1st Place

#85 – James Madison Middle School

2nd Place

#58 – Bishop Alemany High School

3rd Place

#102 – Sun Valley

 

High School Drill Team

1st Place

#59 – Bishop Alemany High School

2nd Place

#56.5 – Heritage Christian (formally Hillcrest)

3rd Place

#42 – Cleveland High School

 

Jr. Youth Drill Team

1st Place

#52 – The Rage Entertainment Complex

2nd Place

#110 – Northridge Knights

3rd Place

#63 – St. John Baptist De La Salle School

 

Middle School Drill Team

1st Place

#37 – Hale Charter Academy

2nd Place

#87 – Sylmar Leadership Academy

3rd Place

#23 – Nobel Middle School

 

Sr. Youth Drill Team

1st Place

#75 – Concordia Schools – Our Savior’s 1st Lutheran

 

Elementary School Drill

1st Place

#69 – Mt. View Elementary Woodcraft Rangers

2nd Place

#75 – Concordia Elementary – Our Savior’s 1st Lutheran

3rd Place

#56.5 – Heritage Christian (Formally Hillcrest)

 

Senior Tall Flags

1st Place

#12 – Notre Dame High School Irish Knight Band

2nd Place

#30 – St. Genevieve High School Band

 

Tall Flags Drill Guard

1st Place

#123 – Arleta High School Mustang Marching Band and Dance Team

 

Sr. Majorette Non-Band Connected

1st Place

#96 – The Fab Girls

 

Jr. Majorette Non-Band Connected

1st Place

#96 – The Fab Girls

 

ROTC Armed Drill

1st Place

#3 – Kennedy JROTC

 

ROTC Color Guard

1st Place

#31 – VFW Post 2323

2nd Place

#3 – Kennedy JROTC

3rd Place

#46 – NJROTC Reseda High School

 

ROTC Drill

1st Place

#46 – NJROTC Reseda High School

 

ROTC Marching Team

1st Place

#46 – NJROTC Reseda High School

 

ROTC Unarmed Drill

1st Place

#3 – Kennedy JROTC

 

***COMMUNITY***

Boy Scouts

1st Place

#109 – Troop #25

2nd Place

#24 – Venture Crew 104

 

Boy Scouts Mixed

1st Place

#44.5 – Cub Pack 721 and BS Troop 464

2nd Place

#5 – Homenetmen Scouts and Athletes

 

Cub Scouts

1st Place

#7 – Pack #564

2nd Place

#47 – Pack #441

3rd Place

#112 – Pack 911

 

Girl Scouts

1st Place

#93 – Troop #1722

2nd Place

#84 – Troop #1440

 

Girl Scouts Mixed

1st Place

#106 – Troop #550

2nd Place

#66 – Greater LA – Heart of the Valley Service Unit

3rd Place

#36 – Mission Hills Girl Scouts

 

Brownies

1st Place

#18 – Troop #4126

2nd Place

#25 – Troop #7116

 

Daisy

1st Place

#81 – Troop #691

 

Civic Floats

1st Place

#8 – Guide Dogs of America

2nd Place

#104 – Pathway Christian Fellowship

3rd Place

#111 – Hope’s House

 

Youth Floats

1st Place

#80 – Woodlake and Serrania Elementary Cheer Squad

2nd Place

#56.5 – Heritage Christian

3rd Place

#52 – The Rage Entertainment

 

Adult Novelty

1st Place

#73 – Scarlet Skinny Dippers – Red Hat Society

 

Mixed Novelty

1st Place

#90 – Winnetka Park Ballet Forklor Mexsal

2nd Place

#13 – El Oro Way Elementary

3rd Place

#89 – SFV Roller Derby

 

Youth Novelty

1st Place

#117.5 – Granada Hills Little League

2nd Place

#72 – Patrick Henry Ukulele Club

3rd Place

#56 – Time 4 Class Dance Team

 

YMCA

1st Place

#115 – Family Nation at Prep Academy

 

***EQUESTRIAN***

Charro

1st Place

#50 – Charros Unidos Reseda

2nd Place

#19 – Charros Jaliciences

3rd Place

#98 – CSA Plumbing Group

 

Novelty Costume

1st Place

#28.5 – Maggie and Pet Medical Center Chatoak

 

Mounted Color Bearer

1st Place

#6 – San Fernando Rangers

 

Parade Horse

1st Place

#28 – Martine Muraco

 

***Auto***

Car Club

1st Place

#4 – Chrysler Performance West Car Club

2nd Place

#61 – SFV Model Ford Club

3rd Place

#43 – Topa Topa Flywheelers

 

Post War Classic

1st Place

#70 – Law Offices of Savin and Bursk

2nd Place

#10.5 – Lee Hoffman

3rd Place

#17.5 – Ed Levitt

 

Pre War Classic

1st Place

#72.5 – GH Neighborhood N and S Councils

2nd Place

#101 – The Geezers