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Electric Christmas Parade Grand Marshals Announced

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Electric Christmas Parade Grand Marshals Announced

Jenny and Donnie Wahlberg and family to be Honored

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership (DSCP) announces that Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg and their family have been selected as Grand Marshals for the 2016 Electric Christmas Parade, which will take place at 5:30 pm on Saturday, November 26 on Main Street in Downtown St. Charles.

The Wahlbergs were married in Downtown St. Charles in September of 2014 at the historic Hotel Baker. The wedding was featured on their A&E show, Donnie Loves Jenny, and the couple officially moved to St. Charles in 2015. The couple has been spotted enjoying the suburban life on their show and by locals alike.

“We couldn’t be happier that Jenny, Donnie and their family will be Grand Marshals of this year’s Holiday Homecoming Parade,” said Mayor Raymond Rogina. “The City of St. Charles is appreciative of the positive light they have shed on our community and the entire Tri-Cities area with their reality show ‘Donnie Loves Jenny.’ We also recognize their gracious, giving spirits. Earlier this year, they held a benefit concert at the Arcada Theatre and a VIP event at Hotel Baker to raise funds for Generation Rescue autism organization. We are thrilled they will be a part of St. Charles’ much-anticipated holiday tradition this year.”

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership, organizer of Holiday Homecoming featuring the Electric Christmas Parade, is also very excited to honor the Wahlbergs in this way. Executive Director Jenna Sawicki, said, “Having the Wahlbergs as the Grand Marshal is going to be so exciting! We are ecstatic to have them a part of this community event.”

Holiday Homecoming is a two-day event, featuring Lighting of the Lights on November 25; and Sleigh Rides on 1st Street, visits with Santa, a holiday movie, and the grand finale–the Electric Christmas Parade—taking place on November 26.

For more information, visit www.DowntownStCharles.org/Holidays, call the Downtown St. Charles Partnership office at 630-443-3967, or email info@downtownstcharles.org.

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