ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents came out for Elizabeth’s Annual African American Heritage Parade this past Sunday. While the bands played on, organizations and city officials marched to sounds and colors that captivated parade onlookers on Elizabeth Avenue.
Mayor Bollwage, wore a Kente African print tie to show his support for the occasion. The Mayor's office along with Union County help support the parade, organized by the Elizabeth African American Day Parade Committee.
Attendees were treated to sounds from bands like the PL Drum Corp and X-Factor, whose moves made the crowd capture the moment for themselves using their cameras. Along with the sounds of the bands, were flag wavers displaying, Afrocentric colors, black, red and green.
Officials were on hand to show their support included Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados, Elizabeth Council President Manny Grova Jr., Councilwoman-at-Large Patricia Perkins-Augustine, Councilmen Carlos Cedeño, Frank J. Cuesta, William Gallman Jr., Nelson Gonzalez, Kevin Kiniery, Frank O. Mazza, and Carlos L. Torres.
Elizabeth's Police and Fire Department were also part of the celebration including Elizabeth's first female firefighter, Sheena Spence.