Thank YOU PNC Bank, PNC Foundation and The Parade Company for Sponsoring the 2nd Annual ‘PNC Grow Up Great’ Family Fun Night

Hundreds of Detroit Public Schools Pre-K students enjoyed a free evening of fun, food and entertainment during the 2nd Annual PNC Grow Up Great Family Fun Night, held Thursday, October 11, at The Parade Company. 

Participating students are enrolled in PNC’s early childhood initiative, Grow Up Great, a multi-year, $350 million bilingual program to improve early childhood education.

The invitation-only event allowed students to participate in a variety of hands-on activities, including face painting provided by Princess Get-A-Ways Resort, an Arts ad Scraps craft area, coloring pages area and painting of the PNC papier-mâché piece that was created last Parade season.

DPS Superintendent of Academics Karen Ridgeway joined PNC Bank Regional President Ric DeVore, Parade Company President & CEO Tony Michaels, Detroit Public Schools Foundation President Glenda Price, and hundreds of DPS Grow Up Great Pre-K students for the event.

About The PNC Foundation

The PNC Foundation actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. For more information, visit  Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC.


About The Parade Company

Founded in 1984, The Parade Company is a not-for-profit organization governed by the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation whose board of directors is comprised of key civic and corporate leaders in the greater Detroit region.  The Parade Company is celebrating 86 years of Parade tradition in Detroit, which is broadcasted to over 140 markets and cities nationwide. The mission is to fund, create and execute the best family events in metro Detroit.  The Parade Company staff, the board of directors and thousands of parade volunteers work year-round to bring a wide variety of magnificent events to the City of Detroit, each year, including the Target Fireworks, Fifth Third Turkey Trot and America’s Thanksgiving Parade®. Visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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