Kellyanne Conway to lead South Jersey town's Christmas parade
Donald Trump's campaign manager, a native of Atco, Camden County, who spent summers picking blueberries, will be grand marshal of the Hammonton Christmas Parade, according to a report.
Hammonton, home to Ronald Reagan Drive in the center of town, is nothing if not hospitable to victorious Republican presidential candidates.
And this Saturday, Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Donald Trump who grew up in nearby Atco, and spent summers picking blueberries in Hammonton, will be the grand marshal for the holiday parade, according to the Courier Post.
Conway still has relatives in South Jersey, where she grew up in the home of her mother and grandmother. Her mother was a casino worker. She graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Hammonton.
The Courier-Post said the announcement by the Hammonton Fire Department described Conway as a "former long-time Hammonton area native" who graduated from the local St. Joseph High School "and worked at Indian Brand Blueberry Farms in the summers before leaving for Washington, D.C., for college and law school."
The report said Conway had accepted an invitation to "ride the parade route with her family members," and will receive a key to the town. She is expected to speak at Bellevue Avenue and Horton Street, the report said, not far from Ronald Reagan Drive.
Reagan spoke in 1984 at the center of Hammonton on what was proclaimed Ronald Reagan Day and is celebrated ever since.
Trump beat Hillary Clinton, 3,458-2,117, according to unofficial results cited by the report.
The parade will begin at 7 p.m. at Bellevue Avenue and North Liberty Street.