Click here to watch the Murphy Family home video from the 1953 Foley's Thanksgiving Day Parade from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
Theme: Disney's Peter Pan
Grand Marshal: Uncle Bert
Uncle Bert hosted the local television show "Looney Town" on KPRC.
There were 12 floats (up from 5 the prior year) and 33 balloons piloted by 200 clowns (boy scouts).
Six bands, two drill teams, and a drum corps marched.