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Also in attendance were: Reverend Luis Serrano, President of the Evangelical Children's Association; Reverend Emilio Reyes; Grand Marshal of the Evangelical Christian Children's Parade; and Reverend Rubén Díaz, member of the Evangelical Children's Association Committee.
"The Evangelical Christian Children's Parade is a source of inspiration for our children," the Mayor said. "I commend The Evangelical Children's Association for stressing the importance of strong moral and spiritual guidance for our children. This parade is a reflection of the community's desire to encourage and support children, helping to making it possible for them to lead healthy and productive lives."
Evangelical churches and religious organizations throughout New York City and other eastern cities support and march in the parade. This year's parade will take place on June 19, starting at noon on Third Avenue, and will proceed from 96th Street to 122nd Street. Bands from 40 Evangelical churches and organizations will participate, and accompanying floats will depict scenes from the Bible.