South Buffalo Alive’s annual Parade of Circles set for June 5

The Parade of Circles, an annual event celebrating beautification projects along McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5. The event is presented by South Buffalo Alive, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Buffalo through ongoing preservation and beautification efforts.

Established in June 2001, the parade runs from Dorrance Circle to Heacock Park and is followed by a picnic in the park with plenty of activities for the kids. The parade will feature music and dancing as well as community groups that help make the neighborhood a special place in which to live.

Rick Smith of Rigidized Metals Corp. will serve as the parade’s grand marshall. The event will also honor the New York State champion South Park High School football team.

To date, South Buffalo Alive has been involved with numerous community projects, including the restoration and beautification of the McKinley and McClellan Circles; restoration of the Cazenovia Shelter House, including the “Bricks in the Bowl” garden; creation and maintenance of Tim Russert’s Children’s Garden on South Park Avenue; installation of flower planters along commercial business strips and much more.

For more information, please visit South Buffalo Alive on Facebook at for frequent updates.

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