Budweiser’s Clydesdale horses were on display at the new Fraternal Order of Police headquarters Friday evening after touring a number of spots around the city.
“They offered to come up here, and they realized we were the newest establishment in the Northeast,” said FOP President John McNesby. “We have a good partnership with them.”
Not only did people come to see the horses, they also came to see the new building on Caroline Road. The attention and business were an added benefit for the FOP.
“They called us up last minute and we said, ‘Sure.’ I mean, it’s more business for us and it brings out the community,” McNesby said.
People lined up outside of the FOP Lounge as the carriage processed by, circled around in the back parking lot and came back to stand for pictures.
The clydesdales were in the area for another event hosted by their sponsor, and made a stop earlier in the week in Mayfair.
Budweiser sponsored this weekend’s Made in America concert that took place on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Shannon Dougherty is a student reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods, the publication of Temple University’s Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab.