Parade of Circles returns to South Buffalo
BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | May 05, 2014
The Parade of Circles, an annual event celebrating beautification projects along McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1. The event is presented by South Buffalo Alive, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Buffalo through ongoing preservation and beautification efforts.
Established in June 2001, the parade runs from Dorrance Circle to Heacock Park and is followed by a picnic in the park with plenty of activities for the kids. The parade will feature music and dancing as well as community groups that help make the neighborhood a special place in which to live. Businesses and community groups interested in taking part in the parade may contact Donna at 548-6247 for more information.
Serving as grand marshal in this year’s parade will be Father Joe Bayne, executive director of The Franciscan Center, a nonprofit organization located at 1910 Seneca St. that assists young men in learning how to live a productive life.
To date, South Buffalo Alive has been involved with numerous community projects, including the restoration and beautification of the McKinley and McClellan Circles; restoration of the Cazenovia Shelter House, including the “Bricks in the Bowl” garden; creation and maintenance of Tim Russert’s Children’s Garden on South Park Avenue; installation of flower planters along commercial business strips and much more.
For more information, visit www.southbuffaloalive.com. You can also follow South Buffalo Alive on Facebook for frequent updates.