Monday, September 5th will mark the 70th annual Labor Day Parade in Marlborough.
Weather Status. Updated 9/5 at 11:00 a.m. All systems are “GO.” As soon as this band of showers goes through, we are in the clear. Should be clear sailing by step-off time.
We have an assigned assembly point: in the parking lot of the old IGA, i.e., across the street from Collins-Fitzgerald Funeral Home.
This is the last update.
Council #81 will march again! And by “march” we mean “stroll.” The Parade route is 1.7 miles long. Piece of cake!
Here are the details:
|Uniform:||Dress is white or navy KofC Polo shirts, khaki or navy shorts or pants, and KofC baseball cap.|
|Assembly time:||You should be in the assembly area preferably by 11:00 but no later than 11:30 a.m.|
|Assembly location:||Our assembly area has not yet been assigned. Report to the “Step Off” site: The corner of Lincoln Street and Pleasant Street and look for a Parade Marshal – an official looking person likely wearing an optic vest and carrying a clipboard – and they will tell you where to go.
You can dial in “90 Pleasant Street” into your GPS to find the Step Off intersection. You can probably get dropped off around Pleasant and Elm and have a short walk — but do not expect to find a parking space anywhere nearby.
|Step off time:||The Parade steps off at 12:00 noon from the intersection of Lincoln and Pleasant Streets.|
|Vehicles:||Mike Gibson will drive one vehicle with water bottles and snacks. We have a pass for a second vehicle if anybody wants to drive.|
|Two ways to get there:||(1) Get dropped off or park near the American Legion Building at 90 Maple Street and take a shuttle to the starting line. Shuttles run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30; or|
|(2) Get dropped off near French Hill and walk to the Parade Assembly Area around Lincoln and Pleasant Streets. Official-looking Parade Marshals with clipboards can point you to our specific assembly location.|
|After Parade Routine:||The American Legion Home on Maple street has sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer and cold drinks. It’s not a bad spot to watch the parade for your family either.|
|Rain Date:||Are you joking? This is Marlborough! It’s a rain or shine event!|