When you sit down to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade next week, be on the lookout for some local faces. Ten seniors on the Villages High School Golden Girls spirit squad will perform in the New York City parade, which will be broadcast live from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 28 on NBC. Known as the Big City Dancers, the girls will wear white uniforms embroidered with a neon green “M” and perform a choreographed cheer to a mix of the song “Category Is ... ” by RuPaul. “They’re excited to not only experience NYC for the first time, but to be part of the long-running tradition of the parade,” said Debbie Kennard, fundraiser organizer for the group. After almost a year of fundraising through chance drawings, car washes and sponsors, the girls are very close to reaching their $30,000 goal to make the trip possible, Kennard said.
The group is still raising money until Friday to go to New York, and anyone who wishes to donate can drop off or mail cash or a check to The Villages High School at 251 Buffalo Trail, The Villages, FL, 32162.
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