Peyton List, Popular Star of Disney Channel's Jessie, to be Grand Marshal for Art Van Santa Parade in Downtown Grand Rapids

WARREN, Mich., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peyton List, the popular teen actress who portrays Emma Ross on the Disney Channel hit series Jessie, will lead the parade route as Grand Marshal for this year's Art Van Santa Parade presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 23.

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Music is in the Air is the theme for this year's Art Van Santa Parade, and the streets will be filled with the sounds of local marching bands, carolers and performers. In addition to familiar attractions like floats, clowns and giant balloons on the parade route, the beloved Express Employment Professionals Clydesdales will also return for a second year.

"Peyton will be a terrific ambassador for the Art Van Santa Parade, which becomes more spectacular each year," said Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture. "This annual event brings families throughout Grand Rapids together to create special holiday traditions and memories."

List's acting credits also include The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Disney film The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and the Lifetime Movie Network's Secrets in the Walls. Jessie, currently in its third season on the Disney Channel, is the No. 1 television series in its time-period among children ages 2 to 11 and among the tween audience.

The Art Van Santa Parade will be broadcast live on WOOD TV8 and hosted by Rachael Ruiz & Terri DeBoer of "eightWest."

About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 35 stores throughout Michigan, five stores in Chicagoland, one store in Toledo, Ohio, a full service e-commerce website, plus 39 freestanding Art Van PureSleep bedding stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.

SOURCE Art Van Furniture



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