Hilltown Old Fashion 4th of July Parade (2007)

Chesterfield 4th of July Parade

//www.flickr.com/people/darwinbell/This year will mark the 60th annual 4th of July Parade in Chesterfield, MA! To recognize this milestone, this year’s parade will reflect the theme of “An Old Fashioned 4th.” All Hilltown Families are invited to join the Hilltown Coalition To End Domestic Violence and march in the parade. They are marching to promote peace in the home.

With the theme of “An Old Fashioned 4th,” the parade will feature bands, floats, the clown Peppermint Patty, costumed children, antique cars, and horses and buggies. There will be plenty of food, with a Pancake Breakfast preceding the parade and a chicken barbecue right afterwards. A variety of snacks will also be available throughout the day. For kids (of all ages), in addition to the clown, there will be a magic show, petting zoo, climbing wall and “sticky wall.” After the parade, visitors will be entertained by the Heritage Pops Orchestra and will be able to watch the traditional Firemen’s Mini-Muster, an art show and a quilt display. Except for the food, everything is free of charge, and of course everyone is welcome.

This year the coalition is emphasizing that abusers sometimes abuse animals in addition to their loved ones. Wayne Roberts and his oxen team will lead the contingent and Boo Cherau and her goat will be at the end. Join them at 9:45 a.m. on South Street in Chesterfield. Many Hilltown families will be there, including the CFC. Look for yellow balloons. For information call Gail Kielson at 413-296-4088.

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