The Glazier Way Parade
On June 1, 2009, John Hilton wrote:
"Your recent article in the Ann Arbor Observer was nice but it wasn't quite right," wrote John Ohanian, responding to May's Event Review of the Glazier Way Memorial Day Parade. We wrote that the parade has been going on for twenty-five years. In fact, it's been more than forty. "Em Long, Gail Ohanian, Carol Hinton, & Greta Leavenworth started the parade in May 1968," Ohanian wrote. "The kids decorated their bikes with red, white & blue paper ribbons. The parade started at [Greenbrier] park, went around Middleton & Frederick and ended in the park. There were about 30 kids. Much later, antique cars, a calliope, fire trucks & police cars were added. But the first three years, the parade was started & run by Em, Gail, Carole & Greta."