Come celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day at the Ukrainian Village Parade in Parma, Ohio! Fun for all ages and the entire family!
The parade starts at 11 am with step off at Grantwood Drive and proceeds to St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. This year we are showcasing close to 50 groups! Leading the celebration are the color guards of our community: the Cleveland Police, Ukrainian- American Veterans, and the Polish–American Veterans of the State of Ohio. The soundtrack of the parade will be the Valley Forge High School Marching Band, Parma Senior High School Marching Band, and Normandy High School Marching Band. Entertaining us along the parade route will be many Ukrainian and Parma community organizations, businesses, the Cleveland Ghostbusters, Dance troupes including first time parade participant Dance, Dance, Dance, and many others which you will have to come to see. Kids, bring out your Halloween candy bags early to gather up all the candy at the parade! Close to 50 groups means lots of candy for you!
The special honor and designation of Grand Marshall is being given this year to Mr. Wasyl Liscynesky! Mr. Liscynesky is a significant contributor to the greater Cleveland and Ukrainian community. As soon as he arrived from Ukraine to USA, he became a member of the US Army Military Intelligence and continued a successful US government civil service career. His career in computer systems led Mr. Liscynesky to found and own his own company here in Parma: Data Management Services.
Mr. Liscynesky always remembered his native Ukraine while living here with his family in Parma. He has been an active member of the Ukrainian community on the national and local level. He sits on the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio Board from 1970- to present and was President for 27 years. His board membership includes the Ukrainian American Veterans at the national level and at local Post 24; Cleveland Selfreliance Federal Credit Union from 1961-present and former President for 11 years; American Nationality Movement since 1970, and the Ukrainian American Association at the national and local level. Mr. Liscynesky is active in American political processes. His ever present activism is an excellent example to people of all ages for the importance of being involved in your community. Community involvement and activism may be the fountain of youth for Mr. Liscynesky! We salute you Mr. Wasyl Liscynesky, the Grand Marshall of City of Parma Ukrainian Village Parade 2016!
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at the parade! If you have any questions about the parade, please contact us at Facebook: Ukrainian Village Parma, or UkrainianVillageParade@gmail.com.