New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade to feature unique floats

NEW ROCHELLE - Thanksgiving would not be the same without all the beautiful floats in parades here in New York and across the country.

The Nigro family, of New Rochelle, is transforming a milling machine, normally used for street repairs, into a replica of the Mayflower for New Rochelle’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

Shayna Nigro, an Iona College junior, came up with the idea after participating in last year's parade.

In previous years, Iona's presence included the school mascot, cheerleaders and a marching band, but nothing like this. "I decided this would be great for Iona, for all the people to see, and to show school pride, and I wanted it to be larger than life as you can tell," says Nigro.

Maria Nigro, lead designer on the project, says the Persico Construction Company in Mount Vernon donated the milling machine, all the supplies and labor used to create the float. "It was a vision we saw, we took all the different pieces and elements, and this is the Mayflower."

Workers and volunteers will continue to put the finishing touches on the float that must be ready when New Rochelle's Thanksgiving Day parade steps off this Saturday at 10 a.m. on Eastchester Road and North Avenue.

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