Monday, May 30, 2011

"...A Special Treat On Saturday ..."

Anderson Cooper parade Grand Marshal for Indianapolis 500

May 30th, 2011 5:15 pm ET

Jodi Jill
National Celebrity Headlines Examiner

The fans of the Indy 500 lined the streets on the famous parade to see the drivers and get ready for the biggest nail biting race of the land. The Indianapolis 500 parade had a special treat on Saturday as Anderson Cooper was the honored parade Grand Marshal.

Sitting in the back of a vehicle, the CNN anchor and sometimes Saturday Night Live guest looked delighted to be part of the ceremony. Waving at the fans who lined the street on both sides, it definitely was a day of celebration. Usually we see Cooper in a faraway land reporting or sharing an intense story about our world, but this appearance gave a human side to the man who we see nightly on television.

The Indianapolis 500 parade is a time honored tradition with the famed racing event. In addition to Anderson Cooper, there were drivers who were racing, families of the racers, and other elements of a good parade including marching bands and floats.

Bringing the fun of the racetrack to the community, the opportunity to see the race outside of the track had the community support.

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