WBCA announced the Laredo Little Theatre as the 2019 Parade Marshals for the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade.

The Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade, will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. and will follow a route South on San Bernardo Avenue, to the heart of Laredo’s historic downtown district.

Founded in 1911, the mission of the Laredo Little Theatre is to preserve, develop and promote the arts and culture in Laredo and our surrounding communities. The scope of the theatre’s programming varies in each of the following: theater arts, dance and music. While incorporating aspects of acting technique (including voice and movement), the focus is on individual creative expression and performance in a safe, collaborative environment. Theater is used as a tool for enhancing self-esteem, developing language and communication skills, strengthening cultural identity, increasing academic and vocational skill sets, and promoting literacy in both English and Spanish. WBCA is proud to honor the Laredo Little Theatre as the 2019 Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade Marshals.

“We are honored to have been selected as this year’s Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade Marshal. Like WBCA, we have been entertaining audiences for well over 100 years. We look forward to being a part of the celebration. We celebrate this honor with our many supporters, volunteers, and most importantly the actors, directors, and performers that have graced our stage. We will continue to preserve, develop and promote the arts and culture in Laredo,” said A.B. Barrera, Laredo Little Theatre Board Member and Publicity Officer.

The Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Referred to as the “crown jewel” of the Celebration, this international parade is led by the ever-popular Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales and features dazzling floats from all over South Texas.  During this parade, Princess Pocahontas is presented with a key to the City by the Mayor of Laredo; the Society of Martha Washington debutantes display their beautifully beaded, glittering gowns; and bands, marching units, clowns and dance teams perform for the crowds making this a truly unforgettable event.