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Families celebrate 33rd annual Black History Month Parade

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February is Black History Month in the City of Palm Springs and the entire community was invited to the 33rd Annual Black History Month Parade and Town Fair on Saturday in downtown.

"This is one event that I always make sure I have in my calendar and I make sure I don't miss it no matter what," said Diane Brice, from Cathedral City.

Diane Brice said for the past seven years she and her family have kept the family tradition of watching the annual Black History Month Parade in Downtown Palm Springs. 

"We just make sure we are here every single year, we're here on time so we have our spot and we're close to the bathroom," said Brice.

Brice said they haven't missed a year since her eldest daughter was born.

"Its huge for us we're big on family and since she was a baby, I wanted her to bring in and just be a part of it and grow up in this type of community where it feels like home," said Brice.


Brice isn't the only one that hits the parade year after year. Families lining up along Palm Canyon Drive in support the community's diversity

"It's actually educational for the kids I feel like a lot of the kids generations are too into their technology and don't focus on what the traditions are and whats out there," said Connie Olivo, from Desert Hot Springs.

After watching the Black History Month Parade, many families come to the town fair to continue the celebration as it marks its 33rd year.

"It's really important that the Town Fair happens afterwards because it allows everyone interact you see some of the familiar faces that you just saw in the procession of the parade," said Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, Town Fair Grand Marshal.

"Just the energy the kids are having fun there's things for him to do, they are meeting new kids, they get to go out there and have fun," said Kalena Harris, from Desert Hot Springs.


Town Fair Grand Marshal, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard said its a critical event each year.


"We need to have love so much more love and just interact with the community," said Ginyard.

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