Our archives maintain many reminiscences of the Mother Goose Parade’s 75-year historical past in El Cajon from floats to celebrities to parade princesses.
EL CAJON, Calif. — Celebrate the seventy fifth Anniversary of the Mother Goose Parade on (*75*), Nov 21 at 1 p.m. on The CW San Diego and in addition at CBS8.com and the CBS 8 app. This year’s virtual parade will look again at the historical past of the event and embrace a number of shock company and performances.
You know you’ll be able to inform the vacation day season is correct across the nook when the Mother Goose Parade involves El Cajon. This year is the seventy fifth anniversary and CBS 8 has been to nearly all of them.
Carmela Dunbar has been going to the Mother Goose Parade for so long as she will be able to bear in mind.
“It just sets off the whole holiday season, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year,” she stated. “It’s just pure excitement. You couldn’t wait for the parade to start. 250,000 people were coming to the Mother Goose Parade.”
Because of the pandemic, there will probably be no crowds lining the streets of El Cajon to observe the Mother Goose Parade however the present will go on – just about.
Mother Goose Parades in El Cajon from 1960 – 2000s – San Diego County’s largest parade
We will air the Mother Goose Parade this (*75*) on the CW at 1 p.m. Mark Grant or “Mud” to his Padres followers will probably be this year’s host for the virtual parade.
“Parades… Americana isn’t in? Families, kids, adults it doesn’t matter – you go to a parade it doesn’t cater to just one age group,” Mark stated. “Nothing better than being in person at an event but with technology these days we have adjusted. Same thing for the Mother Goose Parade – bring the sounds right to your living room.”
And since this would be the seventy fifth Mother Goose Parade it is essential to maintain making these traditions identical to these of Carmela’s household.
“My dad brought us to the parade every year for as long as I can remember for many many years. In 1984 I was asked to run as Queen of the Mother Goose Parade and I won,” she stated.
And her Dad was Old King Coal within the parade for over 25 years
“If anybody remembers my dad, they know there’s only one person that could wear that costume and that was my dad,” Camela stated.
Those are the reminiscences Mark hopes folks will make after they watch the Mother Goose Parade this (*75*).
“There’s opening day for baseball, there’s the opening day at the racetrack – well opening for the holiday season is right here in El Cajon with the Mother Goose Parade,” he stated.
Celebrate the seventy fifth Anniversary of the Mother Goose Parade on (*75*), Nov 21 at 1 p.m. on The CW San Diego and in addition at CBS8.com. This year’s virtual parade will look again at the historical past of the event and embrace a number of shock company and performances.