The prospect of lost jobs frightens thousands at Indiana Halloween parade

Posted by LDonia on 11/04/2013

Last week, field coordinators with the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) attended the Callithumpian Festival's annual Halloween parade. Rachel Bennett Steury reported that thousands of families and costumed kids lined the streets of Decatur, Indiana to hear the bands and catch candy tossed from the floats.

Bennett Steury reported:

Our friend and crime-fighting partner, Fair Trade Francesca, flew in for the day to join the United Steelworkers Local 715L for the event. The Rapid Response committee for Local 715L participates in many community events and parades throughout the year and are experts at modifying their float to fit every occasion.

The Halloween parade was no exception. Adorned with headstones that read “RIP: JOBS”, a giant electronic Gargoyle, an American flag, and (of course) a “Keep it Made in the USA” sign, the float really stood out. In fact, the float was such a hit that it won third place out of the 100 floats participating!

Pictured: Korene Mansfield, Jimmy Kitson, Fair Trade Francesca, Gary Poling, and Charlie Odier.

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