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MEDIA ADVISORY: Queen of Angeles Procession to Celebrate 230th Birthday of Los Angeles 9-3-2011

WHAT: Grand Marian/ Queen of Angels Procession/ Parade

WHO: LOS ANGELES COUCILMAN TOM LABONGE
CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMAN MIKE GATTO
Mark Anchor Albert, Director, Queen of Angels Foundation and Procession Organizer
William Shaw and other Queen of Angels Foundation Board Members

WHEN: 3-4 PM Procession from La Placida in Olvera Street to Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds expected in the procession. Rosary, Mass at Reception to Follow. All events open and free to the public.

Interviews and Photo Opportunity With Civic and Community Leaders

WHY: Los Angeles will be celebrating her 230th Birthday tomorrow – and hundreds, perhaps thousands of people will be joining in a parade to honor our city’s birth. New Orleans has her Mardi Gras, Los Angeles has her Queen of Angels Procession and Celebration. Organizers will make this an annual event as it was a generation ago.

WHERE: La Placida Mission Church assembly and procession starting point (beginning at 3 PM), followed by procession to Cathederal

HOW: For more information and advance interviews please contact:
John Lockhart (213) 674-4346 x 224 or email jlockhart@peoplemediagroup.com
Cell phone (805) 746-2445

MORE ABOUT THE GRAND MARIAN PROCESSION

The Grand Marian Procession will be held this Saturday, September 3, 2011 from La Placida in Olvera Street to Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds are expected to attend.

Planned Street Closures include Main Street from Cesar Chavez to Temple Street, and Temple Street from Main Street to Hill Street. Exits from US 101 may also be impacted as traffic officers direct traffic away from the area. Street closures will be from approximately 2 PM through 4 PM on Saturday, September 3, 2011.

Updated list of participating organizations now include:

• THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT EMERALD PIPES AND DRUM BAND – LEADING THE PROCESSION
• THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT HONOR GUARD
• THE LOS ANGELES BOY SCOUTS COLOR GUARD
• KNIGHTS AND DAMES OF THE SOVEREIGN MILITARY HOSPITALLER ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM, OF RHODES AND OF MALTA
• KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF THE EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPUCLHRE OF JERSUSALEM
• KNIGHTS AND DAMES OF THE ORDER OF ST. LAZARUS
• KNIGHTS AND DAMES OF THE ORDER OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT
• THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND THE 4TH DEGREE COLOR GUARD
• THE KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF PETER CLAVER AND THEIR 4TH DEGREE COLOR GUARD
• THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
• ADORACION NOCTURNA
• HOMBRE NUEVO K’ANJOBAL
• HERMANDAD DEL SEÑOR DE ESQUIPULAS
• ASOCIACION DE HIJAS DE MARIA
• MINISTERIO INMACULADO DE LA VIRGEN DE JUQUILA
• HERMANDAD DEL DIVINO SALVADOR DEL MUNDO
• ACCION CATOLICA JUVENIL
• HERMANDAD DEL SEÑOR DE LOS MILAGROS
• HERMAMDAD DE SAN JUDAS TADEO
• GRUPO CLARET
• GRUPO GUADALUPANO
• LOS POBLADORES
• ST. JOHN’S SEMINARY, SEMINARIANS & FACULTY

The public is invited to join the procession by arriving at La Placita on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 by 2:30 PM or by arrival at The Cathedral Plaza by 4:00 PM. Parking and seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, or to make a contribution, visit: thequeenofangels.com

Event Timetable for Saturday, September 3, 2011
2:30 PM – Grand Marian Procession forms at La Placita, 535 N. Main Street, LA
3:00 PM – Grand Marian Procession to Our Lady of Los Angeles Cathedral
4:15 PM – Grand Marian Procession arrives in Cathedral Plaza
4:30 PM - Outdoor Public Rosary in Cathedral Plaza
5:00 PM – Grand Marian Procession into Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral
5:30 PM - Votive Mass in Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral
6:45 PM – Reception in Plaza

Procession Contact: Mark Anchor Albert, Chairman
Phone: (213) 422-8863 (cell); (213) 687-2645 (main)
Email: markalbert@thequeenofangels.com; info@thequeenofangels.com
The Queen of Angels Foundation
Website: thequeenofangels.com;
nuestrasenoradelosangels.com
Facebook: facebook.com/queenofangelsfoundation

Video produced and directed by Marshall Thompson, PRVIDEO.TV, marshall@prvideo.tv, 310-403-2507

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