LOWELL -- The City of Lights parade in downtown Lowell just got a little brighter.
The parade will feature appearances by resilient Boston Marathon bombing survivors and a famous World Series trophy.
Four local victims of the Patriots Day attack -- Jeff Bauman of Chelmsford, Celeste and Sydney Corcoran of Lowell, and Roseann Sdoia of Dracut -- will be the grand marshals for Saturday's parade, according to Deb Belanger, executive director of the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Sitting in the car behind them on the parade route will be this year's World Series trophy, won by the Boston Red Sox. The Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau worked with Tewksbury-based company Plaza Limousines (the official transportation company for the Red Sox World Series trophy) to bring the trophy to Lowell.
Former Lowell Police Superintendent Ed Davis, who was police commissioner in Boston during the Boston Marathon attacks, will also be in attendance, though he won't be a part of the parade.
The parade starts Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Daytime events, including the sixth annual Hot Chocolate Competition and gallery shopping tours, will run throughout the afternoon downtown starting at 11 a.m. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.Lowell.org.
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