The Parade 2000-2009


 2000: (23rd Parade) Red Hot Wheels collectible toy. 9:30 AM start. New patch. Sante Fe train. Toys for Tots gets an office/warehouse. Harley-Davidson raffle. 12 cable shows. 25,000 riders. 

 2001: (24th Parade) New rockers. St. Joseph bike show. Harley-Davidson raffle. Ceramic bear. Cable TV show. 30,000 riders. 



2002: (25th Parade) Silver Hot Wheels collectible toy. Special 25th Anniversary pin and license plates. Harley-Davidson raffle. 18,000 riders.

2003: (26th Parade) White collectible ornament. St. Joseph bike show. 43,000 riders.


 2004: (27th Parade) Cooch becomes president of Toys for Tots. Red collectible ornament. Donation tags. Utica trip to help and bring toys to tornado victims. 45,000 riders.  Deputy Frank Griseto was killed by a car driver who drove into the procession. 



2005: (28th Parade) Green collectible ornament. Harley-Davidson raffle. Cable TV show. 2000 riders.

2006: (29th Parade) Collectible Parade crystal. Blue ornament. Harley-Davidson raffle. Cable TV show.


 2007: (30th Parade) Final meeting at the Stempiens VFW. Black ornament. Special 30th Anniversary pin, patch, crystal, and bell. Click here for a link to a video. 



2008: (31st Parade) Santo Procenti becomes president of Toys for Tots. Meetings are now at the Summit VFW. Last time The Parade ended at the Marine Corps center. 

2009: (32nd Parade) We start a Toys for Tots Facebook page. First time The Parade ends at the Lane Tech and DeVry Campus.