The Town of Groton Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the annual Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the Town of Groton. The 30th edition of the holiday parade is scheduled for Friday, July 4 at 10 a.m.
Parade participants should return their application forms no later than Friday, June 13. Early registration is encouraged. Don’t forget to include an announcement to be read as the group passes the reviewing stand.
If you need a form, contact the Town of Groton Parks and Recreation Department at 860.536.5687. It will be in the mail the following day. The form is also available on line and can be downloaded and submitted at www.grotonrec.com.
Forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: 4th of July Parade, Groton Parks and Recreation, 27 Spicer Avenue, Noank, CT 06340 or faxed to 860.536.5690.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Hometown Heroes.”
William “Bill” Jervis, who retired from the Town of Groton Police Department August 7, 2007 as a lieutenant after 34 years of serving the town, is the parade’s Grand Marshal.
The Parade Committee welcomes merchants, businesses of all kinds, non-profit community organizations, marching groups, and bands.
The parade will move along Route 1 from Poquonnock Plains Park to the Groton Shopping Center at Drozdyk Drive. The reviewing stand will be in front of the Chelsea Groton Bank.