Tercentennial Birthday Parade

My Little Town celebrated its 300th birthday, officially called the Tercentennial Birthday Parade. Who doesn’t love a parade? I must admit,  I didn’t know what number of years Tercentennial represented. Did I study this in school? No matter, I looked it up, it’s 300 years. We had a lovely parade with over 2,000 participant’s, major by our little town standards. To put it into perspective, our annual Memorial Day parade is usually 10-15 mins long, with less than 500 marching and this extravaganza was over an hour and half long, in the blistering 90 degree, September weather. I know because my sons kept reminding me of the temperature every 15 minutes or so.

People began putting out their chairs and roping off spaces for their family and friends the night before the festivities even began.  Normally, there is no need to jockey for space or to put your chairs out the night before, but this was the Tercentennial Parade! The flurry of activity had our poor little town in a tizzy but they managed to pull the whole thing off without any major hiccups. Happy 300th Birthday Little Town! Enjoy the Parade.

 

The calm before the parade

The calm before the parade

 

Set up

Set up

Setting the stage

Setting the stage

Still more crowds and you can see why setting up chairs was necessary.

The crowds line the street

Our  neighboring police

Our neighboring police

And the parade begins

And the parade begins

Marching kilts

Marching kilts

And more Kilts.

And more Kilts.

Still more kilts

Still more kilts

The history of our Little Town

The history of our Little Town

Minute Men

Minute Men

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Ready, Aim, Fire!

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Another little town nearby

An unusual sight

An unusual sight

Now that's a tank

Now that’s a tank

Winged women

Winged women

Winged women on stilts

Winged women on stilts

Fashion season circa 1700s

Fashion season circa 1700s

Firehouse Dixie Band

Firehouse Dixie Band

Obligatory clown car

Obligatory clown car

Really not sure.

Really not sure.

Veiled ladies

Gold veiled ladies??

Again, not sure

Again, not sure

Zamboni ice cleaner?

Zamboni ice cleaner?

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Marching band

Marching band

Boys scouts

Boys scouts

Girl scouts

Girl scouts

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The crowds :)

The crowds 🙂

Home town favorites

Home town favorites

 

 

 

 

 

 

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