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Once in a lifetime opportunity, getting to take Elmo down State Street at the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade. www.chicagofestivals.org/volunteer.html - anyone over 18 can do it!

Teddy Turkey has appeared in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade numerous times, pictured here in 2011 - presented by Case IH Agriculture.

Paddington Bear follows behind the Providence Catholic High School Marching Band in the 2009 McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade.

In 2011, Curious George appeared in a spacesuit while travelling down State Street in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade. Presented by New Holland Agriculture.

Bob the Builder has been in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade in 2009 and 2010. Here, Bob is just starting down the State Street in 2010, being presented by New Holland Construction.

Directly from the North Pole, Kenneth the Blue Elf makes his way up the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade route in 2010. During his trip, the Kodak camera in his hand took pictures that were posted live on Facebook. In 2009, Kenneth was presented by Best Buy.

Odie is from Jim Davis's comic strip Garfield and first appeared in 1978. Though it may not seem obvious, Odie is one of Garfield's best friends. In 2011 (pictured here), Odie was presented by New Holland Construction.