Johnson City Parade Preparations

By WBNG News

Johnson City Parade Preparations

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 2, 2009 at 7:17 PM EDT

Students at Broome-Tioga BOCES put the final touches on a holiday masterpiece.

They're building this float, which will appear in the annual Johnson City Christmas Parade.

The 48-foot truck trailer will carry 16 different workshops, showcasing the various occupational programs at BOCES.

It will include cosmetology, auto mechanics and computer technology.

The students say this is a great way to bring the different programs together on one project.

"It's been crazy, we could be down there doing hair, but we're working hard here decorating." said Chenango Valley Student Cait Roberts.

"It's giving the kids the opportunity to network with other people, plus it shows them that you have to work together to get a project done." said BOCES Instructor Angel Mead.

The group belongs to the club "Skills USA" at BOCES, which organizes career-building activities and skill competitions.

The Johnson City Christmas Parade begins Thursday night at 7 o'clock.

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