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Julie Pryde is the honorary grand marshal of The Parade of Lights

Champaign Center Partnership has announced Julie Pryde as the honorary grand marshal of this year’s Parade of Lights, which will be a virtual event. A well deserved honor, in my opinion. She has worked tirelessly to educate the public (some of whom don’t want to be educated) and lead her army of public health workers to forge a path through this pandemic. 

From Xander Hazel, Executive Director, “In selecting a grand marshal, the choice was easy: Julie has been one of the most influential people in Champaign this year.”


The virtual parade will happen November 28th beginning at 6 p.m. You can find out more details here.

Photo from Champaign Center Partnership Facebook page.

Staff writer

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