On Saturday, November 17, 2018 Asheville Sun Soo was honored to sponsor and participate in the 2018 Asheville Holiday Parade. “This was our 11th year, as an annual entry in the Holiday Parade. We love the parade each year! It’s a great opportunity for Asheville Sun Soo to make a contribution to the community, while having a fun and bonding experience for our students and family,” commented Senior Master Tony Morris.

More than 350 Asheville Sun Soo students and supporting members – of all ages and ranks – marched in the parade this year! It was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and smiles. We shared great energy with the crowd, gave away over 5,000 pieces of holiday candy, broke nearly 250 boards – giving the broken boards to the cheering crowd! We also performed an all-Black Belt Demonstration, in front of thousands of spectators and WLOS’ TV cameras at the mid-point at Pack’s Square!

We want to give special thanks to the following for making this year’s parade the best yet!

  • The Asheville Holiday Parade Committee for running a “tight ship!”
  • Our awesome Asheville Sun Soo students and families for coming out in mass to support our city’s local parade!
  • Master Tony Morris and Master Michael Dickinson for organizing and leading this year’s Asheville Sun Soo contingent.
  • The rest of the Asheville Sun Soo staff – Ms. Amy Dexter, Master Thabiti Sabahive, Mrs. Tina Clark, Mrs. Cyd Smith and Mrs. Krisy Williams – for all of their organization and leadership efforts.
  • Families who contributed their time, energy, and wagons to support our students during the procession.
  • WLOS for supporting, recording and airing the parade each year!
  • And the super cool citizens of Asheville for coming out and cheering on, enjoying and supporting all of the entrants!

The parade aired on Thanksgiving morning, but if you missed it, be sure to watch when it airs Christmas morning from 5am-7am on WLOS-TV, our local ABC affiliate. You can also watch the video below (we enter the frame at 13:40)!