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PHOTOS: Ehrman Crest Thanksgiving parade

Third and fourth graders gather outside of Ehrman Crest Elementary School in Cranberry Township after parading through the halls with balloons on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Cary Shaffer/Butler Eagle

Third-grade students at Ehrman Crest Elementary/Middle School in Cranberry Township put their classroom work to the test on Tuesday.

The students read Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade“ to learn about the history of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York City each Thanksgiving day.

They then used their knowledge and creativity to fashion their own balloon floats for a scaled-back version of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the school’s first- and second-grade students in the hallway.

Maddie Parrish, 7, a second-grade student at Ehrman Crest Elementary School in Cranberry Township, claps with delight during a balloon parade by third and fourth graders who read the book "Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade" on Tuesday, Nov. 22. This was the first year for the event, teachers intend to do it again next year. Cary Shaffer/Butler Eagle
Third and fourth grade students at Ehrman Crest Elementary School in Cranberry Township parade up the school's ramp waving balloons on Tuesday, Nov. 22. They wanted to imitate the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after reading "Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade." Cary Shaffer/Butler Eagle
Connor Hoy, a third grader at Ehrman Crest Elementary School in Cranberry Township, waves his balloon while teachers take a group photo after parading through the school on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Students read the book: "Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade." Cary Shaffer/Butler Eagle

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