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St. Frances students salute championship Yankees

Youngsters sang Take Me Out to the Ballgame as they marched through the streets of Throggs Neck celebrating the Yankees winning the World Series.

Students from all grades of St. Frances de Chantal parish school presented a major outpouring of support for the New York Yankees, the World Series Champions for the 27th time.

At 2 p.m. on Friday, November 6 students left the school dressed in Yankee gear and marched around the outside of the Throgs Neck Little League field in the celebration of the championship under the direction of St. Frances pastor Fr. Michael Sullivan. He organized the parade.

“We are having our own little Yankee parade, since we couldn’t make the one downtown, to show our happiness about the Yankee win,” Fr. Sullivan said. “I think that this is a great showing of school spirit. Our school loves New York. We have a great school supporting a great team.”

The students made a circle around the Throgs Neck Little League Field on Throgs Neck Boulevard, and stopped in the parking circle at Jeanne Jugan Residence at 2999 Schurz Avenue, before heading back to the school building.

Some of the young people created signs praising the Yankees, which Sullivan said was the team that most of the students and their parents followed.

“Most of the Throggs Neck neighborhood is made up of Yankee fans,” Sullivan said. “We have great parents here who are supportive of the school and its efforts to support the team.”

Many parents joined in the march.

The pastor and administrator of the school and parish, Sullivan said that the Yankee parade provided the students a break towards the end of the school day, and also contributed to school spirit.

“This is great for the kids,” Sullivan said. “Not only does it build school spirit but it also breaks up the day and makes the children feel part of their school.”

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