Since 1945....Who doesn't love a Parade?

Esperanza and her husband Joe moved to Santa Clara in 1945 and made it their home ever since. She loves Santa Clara, and her family has grown up with the Parade since its beginning. The stories of life in Santa for over half a century are fresh on her mind--in fact I can't wait to hear more of those stories about life in Santa Clara going back to 1940s.

Clearly, Esperanza has been blessed with good genes--she is sharp, agile and able to get around with only a cane or walker. We first met Esperanza, her son Freddy and grand daughter Mandy Santos at the historic return after a 24 year hiatus in 2019. Thank you Esperanza for participating in our community and frontline hero celebration this year. We look forward to doing this all again next year October 2022!

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Latte Latte Love--great menu of desserts, savory items, coffee, teas and specialty drinks

Every year Jaden Zhao, owner of Jiaren's Cafe, partners up to help our beloved NPO Parade of Champions with fundraising. This year our tireless volunteers got to enjoy the generosity of the community. For every coffee, Jiaren's "Matcha" one coffee to every donated coffee to our Parade Day Volunteers. It certainly kept half of us coffee drinkers running at full speed! In addition to Parade Day perks for our SCPOC crew, Jiaren's Cafe will continue to offer a Discount on your Purchases indefinitely. Just be sure to use the discount code Champions10 to earn a discount of 10%. Our small businesses are the back bone of our community, please visit NPO to learn more on shopping local.

Its been a challenging 18 months of COVID for our Mom and Pop's, community and frontline Heroes--Jiaren's has generously donated coffee to all our NPOs and Frontline Heroes throughout the pandemic. Grateful for her love of community. Together is how we will continue to move through this pandemic. Thank you for coming out to celebrate--we love you Santa Clara!

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A little delayed due to technical difficulties, but here it is...

2021 Live Feed for the Santa Clara Parade of Champion!

You can also view live on our Parade Page.

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