Need Marchers for Columbus Day Parade

At the Steering Committee meeting in August, we decided that it would be fun to walk in the Columbus Day Parade this year under a WWHP banner and we would absolutely love it if all members of WWHP would join us for this festive event. The parade will start at 12:30 PM on October 7 and will proceed down Shrewsbury Street from the Route 9/Plantation Street end of the street to Washington Square where Union Station is located. Details will be posted on our FaceBook.

For more information about the parade itself, go to and/or contact me asap if you can march with us: Regina Edmonds at

We also thought it would be fun to dress in costume for the parade and the idea of wearing flapper outfits to honor the 1920 acceptance of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, finally granting women the right to vote in all states, seemed to generate the most enthusiasm. Knowing that Worcester women played a significant role in the 70-year fight for equal rights for women, including the right to vote, and that the city itself served as the location for the first National Woman's Rights Convention in 1850 are always wonderful to celebrate!

Published Date: 
September 19, 2012