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City of Avondale Public Information Office
announces Billy Moore Days Parade Grand Marshals and updated parade route
Avondale is proud to announce this year ' s Billy Moore Days Parade Grand Marshal and Junior Grand Marshal . These deserving individuals , nominated by the public , will lead the parade which takes place on Saturday , Oct . 15 , 2022 . ......
Long time Avondale resident Manny Murillo will serve as the 2022 Billy Moore Days Parade Grand Marshal , while Haylie Mulhausen will represent Avondale’s youth as the Junior Grand Marshal .
“These individuals represent the spirit of Avondale , and are being recognized for what they bring to the community , ” said Kelsey English , Avondale’s Parks & Recreation Events Coordinator .
The 2002 Billy Moore Days Parade Grand Marshal and Junior Grand Marshal were selected based on their roles in supporting , volunteering , improving , and the growth of the City of Avondale .
Manny Murillo has been a public educator for 52 years and has been a substitute teacher at Agua Fria High school for 15 years . He started the Manny Murillo Scholarship Fund , which provides scholarships to high school seniors entering college , and educates Avondale youth on the importance of saving and finance .
Haylie Mulhausen was born and raised in the Avondale community . She is student body president at Agua Fria High School , active in National Honor Society , Link Crew , and also active in volleyball . Last school year she was Community Service Chair at her high school , where she coordinated the Angel Tree donation program , as well as hygiene and food drives .
Billy Moore Days dates back to 1954 and celebrates the history of the area with a weekend festival , parade and carnival . The event is named for the pioneer , Billy Moore , who established a stage stop , general store , and saloon in a place called Coldwater , which later became Avondale , Arizona . The event has been a long - time tradition , and so has the honor of having Grand Marshals as part of the parade .
This year’s Billy Moore Days parade has been reconfigured . The parade will start and end at Agua Fria High School . The route will go from Riley Drive to S . 6th Street , S . 6
thStreet to Western Avenue , down Historic Western Avenue to Central Avenue , on Central Avenue to Hill Drive , Hill Drive to S . 5th Street , S . 5
thup to Riley Drive .
This year’s Billy Moore Days is themed around the Wild West . There’s still time to enter the Billy Moore Days parade as a parade entry! Sign up as a group or even as a family , for Saturday October 15 , at 9 a . m . Join the fun and decorate your float or vehicle in this theme .
Billy Moore Days 2022 is presented by Avondale Toyota . For more information , parade route details , and to get involved , visit
www . avondaleaz . gov/billymooredays
, or call 623 - 333 - 2400 .
Avondale , Arizona is a community where people share a deep sense of pride in what has been accomplished and how far we have come . In Avondale , there is strong belief that the blending of a broad spectrum of cultures comes from a true sense of harmony throughout the community . Here , people and businesses are welcomed with open arms and supported in a way that exemplifies a dynamic , intelligent and driven city , ready to take on the future . Avondale is Aspiring . Achieving . Accelerating .
11465 W . Civic Center Drive , Avondale , AZ 85323 · ( 623 ) 333 - 1600 · www . avondaleaz . gov
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