The Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Benefit Parade didn’t occur in 2019 due to COVID concerns…but IT’S BACK FOR 2020 and will be better than ever…
The Thanksgiving Day Parade You Can See Twice
Thanksgiving day is a day for family and friends, and for deer hunters. I would be remiss though to not mention the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade and Benefit. It may not be impressive as the Macy’s parade with its large balloons, but it is always for a good cause. The parade marches four blocks, turns around, and doubles back so everyone gets a second look!
It’s fun, it’s eclectic, and for a good cause
Area School Student Groups at Work
The parade organizers are the Student Council from Sevastopol High School and the DECA from Gibraltar High School, and their mission and the mission of the parade for the last 23 years has been neighbors helping neighbors—to raise funds to help families in need.
The parade includes reindeer kids, the joint high school band, color guard horses, goats, super hero, and you just never know what the entries will be year to year. If you want to enter, just be at the Jacksonport fire station by about 9:45 on Thanksgiving Day. There is a $100 prize for the best parade entry.
This Year’s Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade & Benefit…
The parade and the morning are great fun, but it does serve to benefit the community in other ways. Along the parade route elves will carry buckets into which you may drop your donations. The donations this year will benefit the Door of Life Food Pantry (which serves Northern Door County), and Kim Kiehnau Burns who is experiencing serious health issues (and we all know serious health issues can create serious financial need for families). Kim grew up in Baileys Harbor and is a first reconsider with the Baileys Harbor and Jacksonport emergency services group, and a member of the Baileys Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.
See You in Jacksonport on Thanksgiving Day
Wishing all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. As we all gather on this day to be thankful for what we have–our families, our friends, and all the blessings throughout the year–please help this year’s Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade & Benefit recipients by attending the parade, buying a raffle ticket or donating as the bucket passes you by. Happy Thanksgiving!