George DeGrace, took over organizing the parade in 1953. After his death in 1995 his seven children took over the parade. For the last 23 years Suzanne says each of George's children did what they could to help run the $150,000 parade.
The family says they've been actively looking for a new parade organizer since November, but have come up short. If someone doesn't step up soon, they say the parade is canceled indefinitely.
The GoFundMe is hoping to raise $150,000 by Nov. 1. To donate and attempt to get the Milwaukee tradition reinstated, click here.