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Parade Canceled for 2020, but #ParkRoadLove Initiative Includes Contest, Discounts

ParkRoadLove t-shirt. Courtesy image

The community is invited to show their love for Park Road with a 2020 t-shirt and get rewarded, with funds going to support next year’s parade.

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COVID-19 may be the reason the 2020 Park Road Parade is canceled, but it will not dampen the spirit of all those who love a parade and Park Road.

This year everyone is encourage to get a 2020 commemorative parade t-shirt and enjoy the benefits and discounts that go along with it on what would have been parade weekend, Oct. 2, 3, and 4.

“Canceling our annual parade that draws nearly 7,000 people each year is the responsible thing to do as we continue to be mindful of socially distancing ourselves to keep our community safe,” said Tony Landino, parade organizer. “But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in a new, creative way!”

“Here is an opportunity for everyone to be involved in keeping the spirit of the parade alive,” said Tracy Flater, co-chair, Park Road Association. “This year, by simply wearing the 2020 parade shirt you will get rewarded for showing your love!”

In fact, each #ParkRoadLove social media tag will earn $1 toward the 2021 parade.

“We are asking everyone to subscribe to WHCi’s YouTube channel on Oct 2, 3, or 4 and then post a picture on social media wearing your #ParkRoadLove t-shirt saying you subscribed (tag WHCi and #ParkRoadLove),” said Jennifer Evans, executive director, West Hartford Community Interactive.

“WHCi will make a $1 donation for each subscriber and will contribute up to $500,” Evans said.

To subscribe, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/whctv5 and click on the red subscribe button.

The black shirt with white and red words, “THE PARADE MARCHES ON” on the front and #PARKROADLOVE on the back, sells for $20. Shirts come in youth and adult sizes. The performance T-shirt is lightweight, breathable, and feels silky soft yet can stand up to your toughest workouts. Perfect for everyday wear, fitness activities and marching in parades!

Reserve your shirt online through the website by Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, and then pick it up at select businesses beginning Sept. 30.

Wear your #ParkRoadLove T-shirt on Oct. 2, 3, and 4 to get special discounts at participating stores, restaurants, salons and spas on Park Road and beyond. The list of participating businesses can be found below, and additional offers can be found on the website http://www.parkroadct.com/parkroadlove-tshirts.

“The Park Road Parade will be back next year on Oct. 2, 2021, bigger and better than ever. Help us get ready by celebrating with us as we march on with our 2020 shirts,” said John Paindiris, co-chair, Park Road Association. “Thank you for your support today and every day.”

Participating businesses:

A STRAND AHEAD, 100 Park Road

Purchase a gift and receive a bonus gift card:

  • $10 bonus with $25 Gift Certificate
  • $15 bonus with $50 Gift Certificate
  • $25 bonus with $100 Gift Certificate

Curbside pickup available. Like & Follow @astrandahead and tag us in a picture wearing your #ParkRoadLove T-shirt on any of your social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat) and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate!

A TOUCH OF BLISS ORGANIC SPA, 86-88 Park Road

Receive a facial in a bag

ANTHONY NICOLE SALON, 85 Park Road

Receive 20% off any product

EFFIE’S PLACE FAMILY RESTAURANT, 91 Park Road

Receive 15% off your order

FLEET FEET, 1003 Farmington Avenue

Get $10 off the purchase of shoes

JOEY’S PIZZA PIE, 353 Park Road

Get 15% off your order

RENE COFFEE ROASTERS, 320 Park Road

Receive $1 off coffee beverages when wearing your #ParkRoadLove t-shirt

MR SPARKLE CAR WASH, 191 Park Road

Receive one free car wash

PACHANGA EMPANADAS ARGENTINAS, 280 Park Road

Receive 10% off your order

PANACHE, 270 Park Road

Receive 10% off of all regular priced items. Welcome to Park Road, Panache!

PARK ROAD CAR WASH, 48 Park Road

Receive one free car wash

STAY ON PARK, 207 Park Road

STAY for a glass of wine and enter to win our unique and fun gift box. (Must be 21 or older for a glass of wine.)

THE WHITE RABBIT, 214 Park Road

Receive a free gift with any purchase.

(The White Rabbit will also have a sale going on Oct 2-4. Get 25% off all clothing, shoes and accessories!)

WEST HARTFORD SECOND CHANCE SHOP, 175 Park Road

Receive 20% off of your purchase on Saturday, Oct. 3 only

WEST HARTFORD COMMUNITY INTERACTIVE (WHCi)

Subscribe to WHCi’s YouTube Channel, take a photo of yourself wearing the shirt, and tag WHCi and #ParkRoadLove. Up to $500 will be donated to the 2021 parade.

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