For 18 years, Arrow Exterminators’ team members and their families have been entertaining spectators in downtown Atlanta by sponsoring and participating in the annual Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Holiday Parade. This year, more than 200 team members braved the cold to walk in the parade and expertly maneuvered giant helium-filled balloons, the Three Blind Mice, down the 1-mile route.
The CHOA event, the largest parade in the Southeast, kicks off the holiday season with thousands of people lining the streets of Midtown to watch the floats, bands, performers, and even an appearance from Santa Claus. All of the proceeds from the parade benefit the Friends Funding Goals for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which supports the lifesaving research and treatments provided by CHOA.
“The parade has become an annual holiday tradition for many of our team members, some of whose own lives have been touched by the valuable services provided by Children’s,” says Emily Thomas Kendrick, Arrow’s president and CEO. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to be affiliated with such a worthwhile event that not only provides the community with a memorable holiday experience, but also raises funds to support the healthcare needs of children in our community.”