Manhattan Beach Centennial Parade Photos

Manhattan Beach school kids, philanthropic groups, community organizations, police and fire departments, city officials, past mayors, cicy council members, dogs and horses march in the city's 100th anniversary parade Saturday. Were you there?

More than 100 units marched along Manhattan Beach Boulevard in the city's centennial parade Saturday morning.

Manhattan Beach Patch captured some moments and will be uploading them all week long, so check back to see the new ones!

And add your photos!

Jeanette D. May 20, 2012 at 03:39 PM
The parade was so much fun. Left me smiling all day.
Gary D. McAulay May 21, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Thanks to Jan Dennis for her perseverance in getting the parade approved!
Edward C. Caprielian, Ph.D. May 22, 2012 at 08:58 PM
As both a participant and observer of the Centennial Parade, I want to express my deep appreciation to former Mayor Jan Dennis for her leadership and her corps of volunteers for their excellence in the orchestration of an event worthy of the City of Manhattan Beach. Mayor Dennis overcame a lack of support, derision, and even obstructionism from several Centennial Committee members with the complicity of committee Co-Chairmen Councilmembers Nick Tell and Richard Montgomery. At Centennial Committee meetings she was humiliated for obtaining results while the committee both waned in generating sponsor support and succeeded in generating divisiveness in the community by its unsuccessful fund-raising measures (paid reserved seating and parking at the Concerts in the Park and for sponsors at our Holiday Fireworks), staging an event limited to 350 of our 35,000 member community (Taste of Manhattan), and the failed attempt by Tell and Montgomery to allow alcohol at a beach gala in violation of our long-standing laws. Jan Dennis, from all our hearts, "Thank You!"
Edward C. Caprielian, Ph.D. May 22, 2012 at 09:02 PM
The Centennial Parade was a symphony in motion bringing residents together as a community of equals. No closed and roped-off VIP tents surrounded with security guards. No displays of sponsorship in reciprocity for their support. No demeaning of residents as “serfs” set off from the privileged few provided a catered dinner with a hosted bar as proposed by MB Councilmembers Tell and Montgomery but defeated by Mayor Powell, Mayor Pro Tem Lesser, and Councilmember Howorth. Rather, the Centennial Parade epitomized the harmony of diversity by bringing together young and old, newcomers and old-timers, our volunteer and philanthropic groups, organizations dedicated to the education and physical development of our youth, the well-being of our elderly, and to our religious spirituality - as well as participation and recognition of our city employees that provide for our health, safety, and quality of life. We were together in recognition of oneness – our sense of purpose, our commitment to a common vision and adherence to unifying values that promote caring for each other. It was an outpouring of laughter, joy, friendship, glee, and pride in being a member of the Manhattan Beach community. Jan Dennis, from all our hearts, “Thank You!” Edward C. Caprielian, Ph.D. Manhattan Beach
Edward C. Caprielian, Ph.D. May 26, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Where's a picture of Superman and Super Dog that were in the Centennial Parade. I still remember Superman's comforting words, "Do not fear, Super Dog is here!"


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