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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. there he is. thanks to our friends at dunkin' donuts eight reindeers are pulling santa's sleigh aloof the parkway. they are the highlight of the parade every year. >> the holiday season is underway. santa and mrs. claus just took their seats at the top of the art museum steps. this wrapped up another 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade. good afternoon and happy thanksgiving. rick will be along in a moment.
the big story is the 97th annual 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade. the parade just came to a conclusion right here on 6 abc and yet again it was a wonderful show. ♪ ♪ >> the parade stepped off bright and early with a big celebration and this huge opening production. the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade is the oldest in the entire nation it features massive floats and giant balloons and performances from celebrities and local choirs and dance groups and marching bands and so much more. this ends right in front of the art museum. ♪ ♪ the pennsbury high school trumpets kicked things of with this triumphant performance. they were joined by the westchester color flag team.
this ice sculpture is the first for the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade sculpture says that it took more than 80 hours to create in work of art called fear no ice. fortunately the weather stayed just cool enough to keep it from melting. these are the fantastic dancers, more than 300 tap dancers performed in the parade and this was called fire under my feet. the parade was packed it all kinds of performances and floats and so much more and our own rick williams, and cecily tynan enjoyed a front row seat to all the fun they are joining us now from eakins oval with a recap of the festivities. great job guys, it looks like so much fun. >> thank you, it was fun. 97th year of the parade and cecily has been here every year. the weather held up and just seeing all the families coming
down to the parkway to have a wonderful time. >> it went by quickly. lets bring everyone back and do it again. we had great performancers and spectacular balloons and floats. 17 balloons we had down the parkway, tasmanian devil he looks ferocious but he was here having a good time. 18 floats and princesses. and one of the youngest performers on the float as well and he did a fantastic job as well. disney princesses and princes there as well all dressed up and the little girl as long the route they loved the princesses. >> and of course the music, i think what captivated the audience. a wonderful tribute to prince.
lets listen to that -- ♪ little red corvette they partied like it was 2016 -- >> 1999. we also had another great performance and it was really touching. it was a tribute to captain noah. take a look. ♪ ♪ you know captain noah was a proud participant of the parade for many years and it was nice to hear the kids pay tribute to him. >> singing a rainbow to him. thank you for watching this morning. i think we all have a wonderful time. the weather held up. a little bit of drizzle here and there. ginger zee we can thank her for that. hopefully everyone at home had as much fun as we did here.
we should do it again next year. >> i had a good seat. sara holding down the fort, your husband and daughter were down here. >> they were right behind you. hopefully they went home to cook a turkey. thanks guys. happy thanksgiving. >> for many the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade is a family tradition, a can't miss rain or shine. "action news" reporter, katherine scott is along the parade route all morning long with more. hi katherine. >> you said it. this is how so many people get they are thanksgiving started year after year, they go to the parade and come home and eat turkey. they are standing near the end of the parade route and people are heading home. hi everybody! first parade and now they go home after a festive morning on the parkway. ♪ ♪ the music, the marching the
balloons, the 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade made its way up ben franklin parkway for yet another year. a thankiving feast for the eyes and ears. >> it's family tradition and great, we bring the kids they love it. >> this is my very first time my daughter is actually in the parade. >> there was plenty to cheer about. even the terrifying t-rex treated the crowd to a spin. >> as a child my dad would bring us down and my mom would stay home and cook dinner and when we came home the helpfuls had helped her decorate the house. >> it was the first year the four brothers were not ale to be here. for decades the gathering has grown. now more than 60 family and friends come to celebrate. >> we started with my niece stacey when she was 12 years old and we were holding her on our shoulders and then as the kids
started to grow, we came with scaffolding and ladders and then it progressed. >> holiday cheer and family and friends, traditions of old and some in the making. >> it's awesome every year we watch it on tv but now we are actually watching and we are on tv. >> reporter: that they with. and back here live spectators and performers are heading back to spend the holiday with their family. another year and another success on the parkway. and we want to wish everyone at home a happy and safe thanksgiving. >> thank you. and happy thanksgiving to you as well. we asked you to bring doe faces of canned goods and you answered that call. the boy scouts collected them along the parade route. turning to accuweather this noon, it's a little bit cloudy
but mostly dry for this thanksgiving and all the parade watchers, sky 6 hd taking a live look at the commodore barry bridge in chester. it's a little bit dreary outside. if you head out to grandma's house for the holiday meal you could be seeing showers. lets head over to the "action news" big board with meteorologist, david murphy, has a look at your forecast. >> prior to the parade we saw showers developing to the west and they came through during the parade and most of them in philadelphia were fairly light and nuisance shower activity and we have this pushing out of northeast philadelphia through southern buck county and up into mercer county, new jersey. and a little bit down to the south and in some cases highlighted in shades of green and yellow, that is steadier rain, this pushes through quick and you only have to deal with that for five or ten minutes in those cases. we have lots of clouds and the rest of the day is mostly cloudy and additional rain in west
virginia that could make its way across and perhaps produce a light shower in the afternoon or this evening. we are not totally out of the woods but the rest of the day a spotty or two. 58 in wilmington and 48 in trenton and 43 in allentown and down the shore, milder mid to low 50s from cape may all the way up to atlantic city. the winds are not all that strong, the balloons had no problem flying today only a 3 miles per hour wind as it comes off the south from the ocean. places like sea isle city and dover, delaware. here is what to expect this afternoon. 3:00 your high of 54 degrees, and if are you getting ready to get back in the car and head back home at 7:00. 47 degrees and probably down to the mid-40s by 9:00 tonight. we are allowing for the spotty shower. tomorrow is the big day a lot of shoppers heading out there.
we'll have that in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast along with the weekend call. >> thank you. more than 300 volunteers woke up early this morning to help make the holiday brighter for some critically ill philadelphians, the mana kitchen was buzzing preparing more than 3200 homemade meals, they serve people with hiv and cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. city officials lent a hand this morning. there is essential williams. still to come on "action news" at noon, a dozen people are now out of their home this thanksgiving. thanks to an early morning fire. and tight security met thousands of people that lined the streets of new york for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. and a beloved holiday display is back in berks county. "action news" will be right back.
buren road and the american red cross is assisting some of the victims. officials say that the heater likely malfunctioned sparking the flames. a washington state couple took down the thief by using a bottle of sparkling cider. staidy and gerald elis says she pulled into their driveway and saw a man rifling through their other car. stacey grabbed a bottle of sparkling cider and her husband chased the suspect. >> he was let me go ma'am, i didn't take much. stacey says the man pulled out a gun and she hit him on the head with a bottle of cider. this could help buy a few gifts this holiday season, this saturday's power ball jackpot jumped to a whopping $403
million. no one matched all of last night's winning numbers. 7, 32, 41, 47, 61 and power ball was 3. and no winning match five tickets sold in our area. the $403 million jackpot is hitting record territory. the tenth highest was 399.4 million in september of 2013. and next an important recall affecting gravy. and we'll introduce to you a local worm that ensures everyone has a meal during the holidays.
we have an important consumer alert. that could affect your thanksgiving day spread. heinz is recalling their gravy. t the bistro gravy. health check this noon. just what you want to hear. according to the calorie control council. the average american will consume 4500 calories and drinks plus desserts and appetizer is likely to add another 1500 calories. officials recommend cooking with lower calorie ingredients and snacking on fruits and vegetables before the dinner but hey thanksgiving is just one day. as we gather to give thanks
and feast today. we meet a mt. airy woman that is dedicated to feeding those in need. ali gorman has the story in art of aging. >> reporter: every week the line at marlene's kitchen of love stretches down the block. >> we turn no one away. if you come up at the line at 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning. >> everyone will have something on their table come thanksgiving, the rain snow and hail we are out there giving out food. people still have to eat. >> marlene started kitchen of love in 1996 inspired by her father who handed out baskets of food during thanksgiving and christmas. >> i said when i get big i'll do the same thing. >> at age 70 she does that and more serving up to 700 people every week. >> they are grandparents taking care of grandchildren. and they are seniors, the seniors don't know whether to
buy medicine or get something to eat. >> marlene prepares a preholiday feast for hundreds of people that don't have any place to go. >> i'm not a young spring chicken and it's hard. i have arthritis acting up sometimes. >> they gets donations from whole foods and fresh grocers and target. and it's run by a small army of volunteers that pitch in two mornings a week. >> i started out as one of the clients and i decided to start giving back. >> and a lot of times it's seniors helping seniors. >> i'm retired and this is something that gives me an outlet instead of sitting in the house. >> everyone is blessed with someone. >> for marlene helping your neighbors in need is what life is all about. >> it helps me feel good, it really does. ali gorman, channel 6 "action news." >> the "action news" team is
work on news stories for tonight including our annual trip to a local family's home for dinner. find out where bob brooks will be today at 4:00. and is sweet potato pie a side dish or dessert? head to the 6 abc twitter page to vote. we'll have the results today in big talkers. accuweather is next at noon. meteorologist, adam joseph, has your seven-day forecast.
>> it has snowed in the past. >> we said that on the broadcast, we have worse days in the 20s but stormtracker 6 live double scan showing a little bit of precipitation trying to clear the region and it's mostly to the east of philadelphia and if we go in closer you can see that some of this is now pushed all the way into trenton. the stuff by willow grove is just ground clutter and a lot of this is lighter shades of green is just a drizzle drop on your windshie windshield. but it doesn't take long to get through. down south steadier precipitation here and there in cape may county. yellow in tuckahoe and mays landing, but this only takes a little bit. maybe three, four or five mines to pass any spot. sea isle city you are about to get a higher cell and it looks like the sun is trying to break through here in cape may on the
beach. temperatures improved in philadelphia. winds are light north north east at 3 miles per hour at this hour. and temperatures across the region, cooler up north, 43 in allentown and 44 in reading and milder down south, 55 in millville and dover and 53 at cape may at this hour. the first batch of rain is coming through and most of it light and steadier, it's going through pretty quick. a lot of clouds behind that with brightening here and there. and additional shower activity coming out of west virginia that may pop through later on, as you see on future tracker 6, it's pretty light and spotty be scattered, that is the 5:00 afternoon view later in the evening a sprinkle on the windshield for your holiday gathering, a spotty shower can't be ruled out. down the shore it's the same story, clouds and a break here or there and dry most of the time and a high of 56. in philadelphia we'll go for a high of 54 this afternoon lots
of clouds and a break here or there and a spotty shower can't be ruled out. winds are light out of the east at 5 to 10 miles per hour. 42 is your overnight low, winds light at 6 to 12 miles per hour. tomorrow shoppers are out there getting on the highways and by ways early. it looks like mainly cloudy skies and sunny breaks and once again there is a chance of pop-up sprinkle or shower and if we do see anything it doesn't amount to much. most of you just a .10 inch of rain. 54 degrees and hope you enjoy your afternoon and evening meals and mostly cloudy on friday and high of 56 and again a sprinkle or light spotty shower and mainly dry on friday. saturday sunny breaks and 54 is the high and dry at temple. and sunshine and a high of 50 on sunday. monday 54 and still dry, and a
dry monday night football game for the eagles. and back into the 60s tuesday and wednesday sara but the tradeoff a front will begin to push rain in starting tuesday afternoon. >> all right david thank you. a christmas display that caused controversy last year is back up in the city of reading. fred she'ller once again created the living room from the classic story a christmas story, it sits on the third floor of the civic center, it includes the outlet and leg lamp. sheila was forced to take down the display last year because it was deemed to be a fire hazard. forget the holiday tradition of cooking all day, some people got an early start on their shopping. >> plus, santa is watching and now there is an app to prove it. those stories and more next.
your thanksgiving day destination. and another 6 abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade is in the books, the 97th year for the parade and the oldest in the country. people came out for the balloons, floats and performances there was plenty to cheer for this year. "action news" spoke to a family that has been coming to this parade for more than 50 years. >> it started with my niece, stacey, when she was 2 years old and we were holding her on her shoulders and when the kids got older we came with scaffolding and ladders. >> the parade included the big gust box with the bow on top. it takes volunteers to control each of the
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