Gritty Parade Spreads Flyers Cheer in Delaware County

The Flyers Mascot will ride on top of a firetruck through Delaware County

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Gritty surprised residents of Delaware County in a quarantine fire truck parade Thursday night.

With the help of the Rocky Run Fire Department of Media, Gritty's ride atop a truck kicked off along Granite Run Mall Road around 5:30 p.m. Gritty passed by local spots such as Penncrest Highschool, Indian Lane Elementary School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Linvilla Orchards.

Residents and families waved at Gritty, while practicing social distancing guidelines.

The Flyers called Thursday's drive-by a “much-needed quarantine surprise," saying Gritty is “following in the footsteps of cultural icons such as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.”

The Gritty parade finished around 7:30 p.m near where it started, on Granite Run Mall Road. The parade route, you may see, was roughly in the shape of the orange furry phenom.

If you saw Gritty drive by, be sure to tag us in your posts on social media @nbcphiladelphia or email them to us at

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