Another glorious weekend to remind us why we love Squantum and our seaside view on summer. The pinnacle of Squantum’s year is just over a month away. As Squantmites prepare their gardens and hang their flags we know what’s on your mind…will the armchair brigade march again this year? What kiddie creatures might march through town on July fourth? That’s the spirit folks… Paula and the July Fourth Parade Committee are calling out for floats, marchers, bands, and Grand Marshall nominations for the big day!
Mark your calendars…the 106th marching of the parade is
Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m.: Squantum Road Race (stay tuned for details)
Saturday, July Fourth:
- 9 a.m.: Flag raising at the cannon by members of the Robert I. Nickerson Post
- 10 a.m.: the Parade steps off
- Awards and fun behind the Squantum School following the parade
Floats: register by June 19
Get the neighbors and kids together and start dreaming up your float ideas for a chance to win a cash prize! Kids and adult floats are welcome. The winning float will have a sign posted on their street for a week announcing the coveted victory. Good luck!
Register your float by June 19 by emailing Squantumparade@yahoo.com or
call Doreen Douglas at 617-360-1975. Provide a Squantum address with your registration.
Marchers: register by June 26
Marchers of all kinds are welcome to join the parade! Little groups, big groups, individuals, marchers in costumes, as well as Local Youth Sports are welcome to march. Decorate your baby carriages and wagons and join the festivities!
Register marchers by June 26 by emailing Squantumparade@yahoo.com.
The committee is accepting nominations for the Parade Grand Marshall.
Please nominate a Squantum resident who has shown great involvement with the community over the years.
Email nominations to Squantumparade@yahoo.com or call Paula Glynn 617-834-9996.
Support the parade…give a donation
Your donations are welcome by the July 4th Committee. Marchers and float registrations are free, so donations keep this fabulous tradition going. Suggested donation per family is $20, but any donation is very much appreciated.
Checks can be made payable to: Squantum July 4th Committee
Mail or drop off to: Judi Smith, 289 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA 02171
Join the Parade! Sign up…
Simply email SquantumParade@yahoo.com to sign up your float, group, band, and marchers, and to nominate the Grand Marshall.
Feeling nostalgic? Check out photos from the 2014 parade in the Scoop photo gallery.