Congresswoman Cori Bush Set to Grand Marshal
2021 Virtual May Day Parade
Sunday, May 16 from 2-4 pm
Congresswoman Cori Bush
Officials at Annie Malone Children & Family Services today announced that the Annual May Day Parade sponsored by Midwest BankCentre will be held virtually on Sunday, May 16, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Congresswoman Cori Bush will serve as Grand Marshal, and the parade’s theme will be ‘Resilience & Perseverance.’
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 parade will be presented on Annie Malone's virtual platforms: AnnieMalone.com and Annie Malone Children & Family Services on Facebook. The two-hour virtual experience will feature a variety of live performances, pre-recorded interviews, and historical features. In 2020, Annie Malone's Virtual Parade live stream attracted more than 100,000 viewers and generated significant community support with over 1,600 donations.
"It is crucial that we host our May Day Parade to raise vital funds for programs and services for our youth. Our highly-trained and caring staff become like family, and we show up in whatever way our kids need us to show up," said Sara Lahman, Chief Executive Officer of Annie Malone. “The wonderful support from the community has allowed us to leave a lasting impact on so many families, even during the pandemic.”
During its 133-year history, Annie Malone has provided culturally diverse, rapid response assessment, crisis intervention, parenting support, residential treatment, and educational services to youth suffering from extreme trauma. In 2020, the agency served more than 500 families during the pandemic.
Current Virtual Parade Sponsors include: Midwest BankCentre (Title Sponsor), Bayer, St. Louis Community College, Brown & Crouppen, HW Kia of West County, Parkside Bank & Trust, Mercy, Emerson, and SteadyRain. KSDK 5 On Your Side will serve as the Media Sponsor for the event.