Thursday will mark the 16th annual Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The event is built upon the theme of neighbors helping neighbors. Organizer Mary Witteborg says this year's parade will benefit 14-year-old Chris Lorona, a Gibraltar High School freshman going through treatment for a brain tumor.
Grey ribbons and wristbands will be available to show support for the “Cure for Chris” and brain tumor awareness.
Witteborg says the parade is also a tradition for many families in the area.
The parade steps off Thursday at noon at the Jacksonport Fire Station, takes a right on Highway 57 to Mike's Port Pub where it turns around and heads back to end up at J.J.'s of Jacksonport. Spectators say one of the best things about the parade is that you can see it up to three times in its 4 block journey.
Anyone who'd like to participate in the parade should be at the fire station by 11:15 a.m.