Death toll rises to 6 after children die after Waukesha parade incident, prosecutors say
Tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday brought the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies into the heart of sadness.
Members of the group were among five people killed when an SUV driver crashed into a Christmas parade, follow it Facebook page.
The post said the dead Grannies were “extremely smitten”. “Their eyes sparkled…..the joy of being Grannie. They were the glue….that kept us together.”
Who are the Grannies and what do they do?
For one, they may not be your grandmother’s grandmother.
The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies have been bringing joy to the crowds that paraded in Wisconsin from Memorial Day to Christmas, frolicking with beautiful women in costumes befitting the occasion, for decades.
“They’ve won many titles, but it’s the enthusiasm and smiles from children and adults of all ages that warm the hearts of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies,” the group’s website says.
The group says the only requirement for membership is to be a grandmother.
Dancing Grannies was formed in 1984 from the beginning as a jazzercise group, said one of the members. CNN branch WDJT this early year.
They go out to dinner together and carpool to a parade in Minnesota once a year, one member told WDJT. “It was a good time,” she said.
The group was devastated by Sunday’s tragedy, the group said on Facebook.
“Our group did what they loved, performing in front of crowds in a parade that brought smiles to the faces of all ages, filling them with joy and happiness.”