Related Program: Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories Would You Believe Vacuum Cleaners Saved Baltimore's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1936? By Gil Sandler • Nov 21, 2013 Related Program: Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories ShareTweetEmail The story of how the traditional annual Hochschild Kohn "Thanksgiving Toytown Parade" was one vacuum cleaner away from not being a tradition at all! Listen Listening... / 2:16 11-22-13 Thanksgiving Toytown Parade Tags: WYPR ProgramsGil Sandler's Baltimore StoriesShareTweetEmail Related Content Used To Be, Baltimore Students Could Hear Ca-Ching! At School By Gil Sandler • Nov 21, 2013 Every Friday was Bank Day in Baltimore City’s elementary schools. Students opened accounts and saved in them -- with some surprising results!