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Reading Police Department to lead annual holiday parade on Penn Street

The Reading Police Department motorcycle escort, honor guard and youth academy will lead the city’s annual holiday parade on Penn Street.

The parade will start Saturday at 10 a.m. at 11th and Penn streets and end at Second and Penn streets.

In addition to the Reading High School band and four other area high school marching bands, the lineup includes two jazz bands, floats, dance groups and 100 area organizations and businesses.

All are welcome to Berks County’s premier holiday parade, Mayor Eddie Moran said in a release.

The parade has become a cherished tradition for city and county residents, he said, and many families and friends will kick off the holiday season by meeting at the parade and creating memories in downtown Reading.

The mayor thanked the community sponsors who made this year’s event possible. These include Alvernia University, Reading Area Community College, Sweet Street and Tower Health.

Courtesy of the Reading Parking Authority, parade spectators can park free in the Fourth and Cherry streets garage, Fifth and Cherry streets surface lot and South Penn Garage.

Traffic plan details will be released before the parade.

For more information, visit the city’s website, Facebook event page, or Downtown Reading Instagram page.

Source: Berkshire mont

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