Marching in the WABA Parade

Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
The Westland Area Business Association hosted its annual Independence Day Parade and Celebration on June 25. For close to an hour, dozens of businesses, high school marching bands, dance companies and public safety organizations brought laughter, smiles and thousands of pieces of candy to the masses who lined up along West Broad Street to see the beloved tradition on the city’s westside. Included in the morning’s festivities were several schools and groups representing the southwest region. Here, the Grove City High School marching band performed in the parade.
Members of the Central Crossing High School marching band play their way down West Broad Street.
Pride in Grove City, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports inclusiveness in the community, made their first appearance at the WABA parade. In addition to marching in the Arts in the Alley parade on Sept. 19, the group intends to host a Block Party on Sept. 30 and a passport event on Oct. 1 in the city. For more information on the LGBTQIA friendly organization and their upcoming events, visit their website at or their Facebook page Pride in GC.


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