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CMBC Joins The Christmas Parade

Darren, the locally-famous Underdog, with our Court at last year's parade.
Darren, the locally-famous Underdog, with our Court at last year’s parade.

This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the West Cape May Community Christmas Parade, the most spirited holiday event this side of the North Pole.

In the lineup will be red and green-bedazzled floats from all of the local community groups, TWENTY bands (of the marching and string variety), members of the US Coast Guard, Mummers, and all of the dancing candy canes/twirling snowflakes/smiling reindeer you’ve come to expect from the island’s most elaborate holiday fete. It’s an affair that lasts four hours, one that draws hot chocolate-toting spectators from all over the tri-state area.

And this year, there’s a new float in town. Big thanks to the CMBC elves for coordinating our entry: Graphic Designer/Social Media Coordinator, Courtney Rosenberg; beertenders Courtney Gingrich and  Maddie Macauley; and tasting room manager Heather Mangano.

That’s right, come December 5, we’ll will be taking our spot two places in front of Underdog who’s well known for her appearance in every Cape May parade. “We’re pretty in the back,” Courtney says, “helping Santa spread his holiday cheer… er, beer.”

As for what our float will look like?

“We’re Griswold-ing out our beer trailer and Hank Nugget,” says sales rep Justin Vitti, who will be driving said ‘Hank Nugget,’ CMBC’s 2016 Ford Transit Connect, alongside his six-year-old daughter Sophia. “We just need to decide if we’ll need a generator, or if we’ll be plugging into a USB charger through the dash.”

Oh, the dilemmas of an elf-in-training.

If you happen to find yourself on the parade route – kicking off from the WCM Banquet Hall at 5pm, heading east on Perry and moving onto Carpenter Lane – look for us.

And have a very hoppy holiday season.