Monday, December 5, 2011

SVdP participates in 67th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) ushered in the Christmas season by participating in the 67th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade on Sunday.

The Society's entry included its new Traveling Boutique, decorated with Christmas items. SVdP Los Angeles store employee Salvador Salgado held the Society banner. Fellow store employees Shonnise Harston and Art Lamas distributed SVdP magnets to adults and candy canes to children along the parade route, while Sam Urive drove the fashion van.

The parade, entitled 'Fantasy on Figueroa' and presented by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, began at Figueroa Street and Ave. 60 and proceeded south on Figueroa to Sycamore Grove Park.

The Society will participate in the Lincoln Heights Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 11. SVdP President Claire Padama and Executive Director David Fields will ride in a convertible Mustang with the Traveling Boutique following the vehicle.

Photos (top to bottom): St. Vincent de Paul greets parade goers; Shonnise Harston brightens the day for a young girl by giving her a candy cane; Art Lamas hands a a SVdP magnet to a parade fan; Merry Christmas to all from (l-r) Shonnise Harston, Salvador Salgado, Sam Urive (in van) and Art Lamas.

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