DEARBORN – Children have promoted a beautiful Dearborn for 66 years with Clean Up Parades around their schools, and the annual events, plus other environmentally-friendly events, continue through May 24.
The parades may have evolved over the years, and the message has continued to expand beyond motivating residents to cut their lawns, pick up litter, and paint their houses. The children now include sustainability messages in each theme and activity.
Sponsored by the City Beautiful Commission, and supported by the city of Dearborn, the Dearborn Public Schools, and parochial and charter schools, the remaining 2018 parades are:
• 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Lindbergh Elementary, 500 N. Waverly.
• 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 21. Riverside Academy-East, 7124 Miller. Will hold parade on school grounds.
• 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23. McCollough Elementary, 7801 Maple.
The City Beautiful Commission also inspires schools to engage in environmentally friendly educational programs for students as an alternative to hosting a parade.
Henry Ford Elementary, 16140 Driscoll Ave., will do so at 2 p.m. May 24, with an assembly. Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. will speak at 2 p.m. and Supt. Dr. Glenn Maleyko will speak at 2:45 p.m.