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Burbank on Parade board ends tradition that’s stretched more than 35 years

Dancers of the Te Aho Nui Dance Group perform during the “Aloha Burbank” themed, 2017 Burbank On Par
Dancers from the Te Aho Nui Dance Group performed during the “Aloha Burbank"-themed 2017 Burbank On Parade along Olive Avenue.
(Photo by Dan Watson)

After 36 years, the board of directors of Burbank on Parade has decided to discontinue the event, according to an announcement released Friday night.

Board members also voted to dissolve the organization.

“The decision was not an easy one,” Joanne Miller, parade chairman, said in an email. “Rising costs to provide public safety, among other obstacles, left us little choice.”

In recent years, the event has expanded to more than the parade and included various family activities too.

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The annual parade route went down Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets in front of George Izay Park.

“We truly appreciate the time and support of the many volunteers, sponsors, entries and city officials throughout the years,” Miller said.

mark.kellam@latimes.com

Twitter: @lamarkkellam

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