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Thousands flock to see parade; Several cars towed

By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas Hundreds of thousands of people crowded central El Paso to witness the 77th Annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade.

However, more than eight cars parked in prime spots for the parade were towed overnight.

"Usually every year for the past seven years a lot of us have been leaving our vehicles here to get a good spot for the Thanksgiving Day parade. Nobody has ever bothered us; nobody has ever said anything about it, and now this year, all of a sudden at 2 in the morning all our vehicles, 20 vehicles got towed out of here," said Enrique Diaz, a central El Paso resident.

The general manager of El Paso Towing said he was told by a property owner to tow any vehicles that parked overnight and that there were signs warning drivers. The property owner was not available for comment.

More than 265,000 spectators attended the parade along Montana Street, parade officials said.

Memorable Moments in Entertainment was the theme of this years parade and about 100 floats, several marching bands, equestrian teams and dancing groups participated.

The winners for each division will be announced in Sundays El Paso Times.



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