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Two Local Cheerleaders to Perform in Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Washington, NJ (Warren County) – Two local cheerleaders will perform next week in the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the nation.

Both Hollie Ahlers, from Hackettstown Middle School, and Sophia Thermenos, of Mansfield Elementary, will be a part of the 100th Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The girls cheer for the Jr. Streaks Rec. Cheer Team in Washington, NJ. They’ve been selected to perform, along with more than 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S.

A press release issued by Lisa Ahlers says quote, “Hollie Ahlers and Sophia Thermenos earned the All-American title via tryout based on superior cheerleading skills. Only the top 10% of cheerleaders who attend Varsity Spirit camps in the summer receive this honor and the chance to march in this prestigious holiday parade. This is their second season cheering competitively together and both have over five years competing on various teams. They are not only friends but will now perform at this prestigious event together.”

The Thanksgiving Day event kicks off at 8:15 a.m. from 20th St. and JFK in Philadelphia. It will also feature – 23 marching bands, 15 balloons, 16 floats, and 30 performances.

The 100th Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving parade will be televised on 6abc Philadelphia, and syndicated throughout the United States.

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