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DONATIONS FOR FREDDIE FIXER PARADE 2014 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
THE GRAND MARSHAL FOR 2014 - TBA
HONORING THE FREDDIE FIXER PARADE FOUNDING MEMBERS: The Late Edward "ED" Grant, The Late Edna Baker- Carnegie, And The Late Dr. Charles Twyman. Fred Smith Jr. Is At Right
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CAMDEN SOPHISTICATED SISTERS - From Camden, New Jersey
AS SEEN ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA ON
MAY 6, 2013
CAMDEN SOPHISTICATED SISTERS FROM CAMDEN, New Jersey
This Talented Group Of Young Ladies Will Be In Attendance At This Year's
Freddie Fixer Annual Drill - O - Rama & Competition, As Well As The Annual Parade!
Please Come Out And Show Your Support To Our Tri-State Neighbors!
File photo: The Tinytots of the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team Inc. perform a dance routine during the Love Changes Everything Showcase held at the Cooper B. Hatch Family School in Camden. / CHRIS LaCHALL/COURIER-POST
For years, Camden Sophisticated Sisters escaped city vices and hardships inside a water tower, where they danced and dreamed.
On Monday morning, members appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Members of the drill team captivated the national audience to the tune of Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied.”
They even got a special surprise, in the form of a message to them from pop superstar Beyonce. Now on a world tour, the singer and actress said she was “very, very inspired” by their story, and added that she planned to send them “some love and goodies” and hoped to meet them.
The drill team members also learned that they would be receiving donations of 100 custom-made uniform sweaters, provided by Academyuniforms.com and A+ School Apparel, as well as 350 backpacks, provided by Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Founded in 1986 by Jones, Camden Sophisticated Sisters have multiplied their audience this year with appearances on CNN, "Rock Center with Brian Williams" and "Dancing With The Stars."
In February, Jones said she was determined to find a center sophisticated enough for her young ladies and men to train.
“If I had a proper space with a front door and a back door,” Jones said in February. “I wouldn’t have to constantly turn kids away,” Jones says.
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THE FREDDIE FIXER PARADE 2012 50Th ANNIVERSARY GRAND MARSHAL - RETIRED CAPTAIN JOE J. DAVIS, CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE.
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One Of The Founding Members Of The Freddie Fixer Parade Organization, the late Edward “ED” Grant, In Addition To The Late Dr. Fred Smith, continues to be an inspiration to the true and intended purpose of the Freddie Fixer Parade. It was Ed Grant who fought hard to remind many of the citizens that although it is named the “Freddie Fixer Parade” it was founded on the basis of an ecology program. This is exactly what he emphasized.
Armed with the blueprint from the late Dr. Fred Smith, the late Edward "ED" Grant, the late Edna Baker-Carnegie and the late Charles Twyman, and the Redevelopment Renewal Project the founding members set out to encourage residents in rebuilding their neighborhoods because they were in such "Bad Shape." Those who needed assistance whether it was with painting, trash removal or with repairs, the ultimate goal would be to personify the “Fix-Up Idea.”
Ed Grant, along with Charles Twyman would travel through the neighborhoods with truckloads of bricks and shovels teaching residents how to lay down walkways for the elderly, planting gardens and cleaning playgrounds for children.
Unbeknownst to many, there was an uphill battle to obtain funds for this event because
there was an all white Board of Alderman (Current Day Alders) representing the 30 wards in the City of New Haven, CT. Mr. Grant courageously requested funding anyway without the support of his
colleagues. Miraculously, funding was approved by one vote, and he successfully secured a grant for $1,200.00, which was considered to be a substantial amount of money at that time.
Mr. Grant also spearheaded recycling efforts that to date are replicated by the City of New Haven’s Public Works Department and Yale University. This was in addition to his dedication to establishing programs that provided assistance for substance abusers and alcoholics, that extended as far away as England.
There are many names associated with the evolvement of the parade from a local to a national level. Names include, but are not limited to the following: Jimmy Mitchell, Frank Amado (Columbus Day Parade) Lloyd Davis (Washington, DC.,) Fredland Douglas, Bill Donahue, Mayors Dick Lee and The Late Former New Haven Mayor, Ben Delieto, Jeanne Hogan, John Solomaon, to name a few.
The current parade organizers are grateful to walk in the footsteps of the late Dr. Fred Smith, Ed Grant, Edna Baker-Carnegie, Charles Twyman, and all of the other founding members of The Freddie Fixer Parade.
Thanks For Your Contributions!
Maurice W. Smith,
President, Freddie Fixer Parade
Freddy Fixer, Inc.
37 Blake Street
New Haven, CT. 06511
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE FREDDIE FIXER PARADE?
The Goal Of The Freddie Fixer Parade Is To Promote The Philosophy Of The Late Dr. Fred Smith, The Late Edward Grant, The Late Ms. Edna Baker-Carnegie, And Charles Twyman In Promoting Neighborhood Beautification, Recycling And Taking Pride In Our New Haven Neighborhoods.
This Of Course Includes STOPPING THE VIOLENCE!
MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY! ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE, AS THE FREDDIE FIXER PARADE ORGANIZATION IS A NON-PROFIT UNDER CODE 501 (c) (3) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.