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Hundreds Pack Boston For Annual Duckling Day Parade

By Bree Sison, WBZ-TV
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BOSTON (CBS) – On this Mother’s Day, the City of Boston pays homage to all the moms… even the momma ducks.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports.


The annual Duckling Day Parade hosted hundreds of people from all over New England. Mayor Thomas Menino credited the big turnout to great weather.

The event honored one of Boston’s finest works of fiction, Robert McKloskey’s “Make Way for Ducklings.” The children’s book chronicles Mr. and Mrs. Mallard as they try to find a suitable home for their eight ducklings. Published in 1942, the book highlights many Boston landmarks.

The Duckling Day Parade has become a Mother’s Day tradition. The route begins at the corner of Beacon and Park Street and ends at the famous duckling statues in the Public Garden.

This year, a face painter, balloon artist and magician joined the fun.

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