PARADE RESURRECTED Funeral Parade Finds New Life In South Charleston
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 24, 2012 9:23 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 24, 2012 9:58 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The Funeral Parade, a colorful event that added the flavor of New Orleans to the streets of Charleston before it was recently canceled, has been resurrected, but to a different location.
South Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Bob Anderson said he's excited to have the Funeral Parade.
The Charleston Gazette reports the parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 in South Charleston.
A sponsor for Charleston's parade the past three years pulled out this year. The parade had been a signature event for the now-defunct Charleston Sternwheel Regatta. About 1,500 people attended the parade last year.
Past organizer Keith Pickens said he hopes the parade can return to Charleston next year.
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