Help Us Make Caelonís Wish Come True — Dec 3, 2013
Every year a community of Wake County children and adults seek to deliver holiday cheer to a local child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Known as the ‘Santa Stumble,’ this group parades through local events and venues seeking support and spreading holiday cheer.
This year the ‘Santa Stumble’ adopted the wish of Caelon. Caelon is a 5-year-old Wake County resident that was diagnosed with a rare stroke disorder. He was 20 months old when he suffered his first stroke. In spite of the many associated challenges, Caelon remains upbeat. His one wish is to travel to Disney Land with his family to visit ‘Cars Land.’ With your help, we WILL make his wish come true this holiday season!
GREATER RALEIGH MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES THE GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE 69th ANNUAL RALEIGH CHRISTMAS PARADE — Nov 6, 2013
GREATER RALEIGH MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
THE GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE 69th ANNUAL RALEIGH CHRISTMAS PARADE
Don’t miss the pageantry and excitement of the 2013 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade! Downtown Raleigh will kick off the holiday season with festivities beginning Saturday, November 23rd at 9:40am.
Presented by Shop Local Raleigh, this annual event is the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington D.C. Over 65,000 people will line the street, in addition to 250,000 thousand more watching at home.
The grand marshal of this year’s parade is North Carolina’s own reality television star, Project Runway finalist, and inspiration to all, Justin LeBlanc. Raised in the heart of Raleigh, N.C., LeBlanc currently teaches at North Carolina State University in the College of Art and Design. Born deaf, LeBlanc has relied on artificial means throughout his life to provide some resemblance of sound. His lack of hearing heightened his other senses resulting in a perception of the world that inspired the idea and direction of his own artistic explorations in art, fashion, and storytelling.