EL PASO, Texas – The 2015 FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade is set for Thursday, Nov. 26 and starts at 10 a.m. on Montana Avenue starting from Ochoa Street and finishing at Copia Street. The lineup is set and has been announced by parade organizers from FirstLight Federal Credit Union and the Sun Bowl Association.
There are 17 floats in the parade, including a float built by employees of FLFCU and a float built by volunteers of the Sun Bowl Association. There are also nine marching bands, three ROTC groups, four equestrian groups and a variety of other groups including military, police departments and fire departments.
The 79th edition of the FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade will feature several members of the 1966 UTEP men’s basketball team (then known as Texas Western) as the Grand Marshal on Thanksgiving Day. UTEP men’s basketball took El Paso and the rest of the country by storm in 1966 as the team coached by hall of famer Don Haskins, went undefeated in the NCAA tournament and claimed the only National Championship in program history.
Review stand tickets for the parade can be purchased for $5 now at FirstLight Federal Credit Union branches, Circle K locations and the Sun Bowl Association office. For more information call (915) 533-4416.
A highlight video of the 2014 FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade can be seen on YouTube by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/Dwnxr1__jH0.