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My Sweet Charity

While the official arrival wasn’t till 10 on Saturday, January 31, the parking lot adjoining the treasured Meadows Foundation neighborhood was busting with SUV’s carrying red wagons. The force fueling this drive was Community Partners of Dallas and their effort to set a new world record for the biggest red wagon parade — A Wagon Holds Promise. They had decided that it would be the closer for their 25th anniversary year.

But to break the previous record set in 2003 by the St George Lions Club of St. George, Utah, CPD needed to rally 148 wagons. But they were bucking a true challenge. For instance, the time of the year was a problem. The end of January is a notorious heartbreaker for outdoor events.

As adults, kids and pooches arrived, they were bundled up for the chill. Nearby Ruthie’s Rolling Café was providing hot chocolate with peppermint.

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