View Full Version : No Christmas in Patchogue

11-24-2008, 11:07 AM
An interesting little news article spawned by our inclusive friends.

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. An annual parade of boats on a Long Island river that dropped "Christmas" from its name has apparently lost lots of supporters.

About 1,000 people showed up Sunday for the Patchogue Boat Parade of Lights. That's 500 fewer than usually showed up when it was called the Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade.

Brookhaven-based fireworks company Fireworks by Grucci dropped its sponsorship after the Greater Patchogue Foundation removed "Christmas" from the parade's name. The change was made after some residents complained the name wasn't inclusive enough.

The rest is here (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,456585,00.html)

How ironic that inclusion mean excluding the world Christmas...