One Road…One $5000 Jackpot…and a great parade fundraiser

The July Fourth Parade Committee is hosting the
Second Annual “One Road to $5000″ shindig at the Post. Squantumites were on the edge of their seats last year waiting to see who would win the $5000 jackpot!
Who will it be this year? Could be you! Mark your calendars and get your tickets now, only 150 tickets will be sold.

One Road Leads to $5,000
A fundraiser for the July Fourth Parade

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7p.m.
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum, MA

Tickets
$100, includes two guests, two drink tickets, buffet, DJ & prizes
(buyer does not have to be present to win)
Only 150 tickets will be sold

Last number called wins $5,000!

To purchase tickets, call:

  • Brad Douglas 617-360-1976
  • Doreen Douglas: 617-360-1975
  • Carolyn Freeman 617-347-0410
  • Sue Gillespie 617-750-2660
  • Paula Glynn 617-834-9996

Tickets are also available at the Nickerson Post prior to event.

One Road winner 2014

One Road lead to a $5000 jackpot for one family in 2014!

About the July Fourth Parade Committee
The Squantum Parade Committee runs Squantum’s longest tradition, the Annual Squantum 4th of July Parade. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to fund the event. Learn more on the Parade page.

Prepare for the feast at the Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk

Turkey TrotGrab your family and friends and get ready for the big feast with a fun run to support the Squantum July Fourth Parade!

13th Annual Turkey Trot 3 mile Fun Run/Walk
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 am
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum MA

Entrance fee:
$20 fee includes long sleeved T-shirt (first 100 entrants) and refreshments.
$10 fee for ages 16 and under
Please make checks payable to: Squantum 4th of July
All proceeds benefit the Squantum Fourth of July Parade.

How to enter:
Mail a filled out entry form and check to:
Judi Smith, 289 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA 02171
or
Sign up Thanksgiving morning at the Post starting at 8 am

Questions? Email Judi  btjasmith@verizon.net

Star Spangled Hoedown! tonight

Saddle on up and mosey on over to the
Star Spangled Hoedown at the Post tonight at 7pm!

Friday, August 1, 2014, 7pm
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum, Massachusetts

D.J. — dancing — light appetizers

All proceeds benefit the July 4th Parade.
You do not have to be a member of the Post to attend.

Ya’ll come on down to meet your neighbors and rustle up some fun!

Tickets: $10 per person, available at the door.
For tickets or donations please call 617-786-9545 or 617-328-8208.

First time marchers…the Scoop on Squantum’s Fourth!

Squantum Scoop (Photo: Monica Lee)

Monica Lee and Louise Grabowski

After years of cheering on and photographing the fantabulous Squantum Fourth of July Parade, the Squantum Scoop got an inside glimpse with our first parade as marchers. We stepped out with the dancers, costumed creatures, and lawn chair brigaders for the 105th marching of the parade. As always, Squantumites showed your spirit decked out in reds, whites, and blues along the parade route. We had a blast!

Big kudos to the amazingly organized Parade Committee! With big smiles they queued up the neighborhood floats, bands, and festooned kiddies, and set us on our way through the crowd-lined streets of Squantum. Loved seeing the entire peninsula decked out in flags this year! Thanks to all of the neighbors who contributed flags, and to Jim Stamos for organizing the flag effort.

And we have you sun dancers to thank for holding off those deluges until after the parade.
Just a few drops to keep us cool before we stepped off on our march around our
spirited peninsula.

Photo gallery
Visit the July Fourth parade gallery for a marchers view of the parade. Lots of pics of all you Squantumites in your July Fourth finest.

Squantum Scoop (Photo: Monica Lee)

We won’t let a little rain stop us

 

Seaside Gardeners (Photo: Monica Lee)Parade watchers (Photo: Monica Lee)(Photo: Monica Lee)

Get out your red, white, and blue, Squantumites…it’s almost here!

July 4 Squantum dance teamWell Squantumites, the biggest day of our year is just around the corner! Kick it off by joining the road race tomorrow morning!

The 105th marching of the parade is 
Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Squantum Road Race on Sunday
Strap on those running shoes Squantumites, and head out for this 2.5 mile race Sunday, June 29. Registration fee supports the parade. Trophies and
t-shirts all part of the festivities.

  • 9:30 am: Registration
  • 10am: Race begins at the Squantum Community Center, 50 Huckins Ave.
  • Registration fee: $20 for adults, kids under age 10 are free.
  • For more information, contact Bruce Ayers at 617-472-9877.

July 2 House decoration contest
We know every Squantumite scopes out the red, white, and blue all year looking for the perfect decorations for the big day. Get your festive Squantum Fourth house decorations up by July 2! Judging of houses along the parade route will take place on July 2.
And how about those fabulous flags along the route? Thanks to Jim and all the neighbors who made that happen!

July 4…Parade Day!
8 a.m. sharp
All parade day volunteers (anyone is welcome!) please meet behind the Squantum School near the playground.

9 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony
The Nickerson Post Honor Guard will do the honors at the Gilbert Memorial Park (the cannon).

10 a.m. The parade steps off!
Join us behind the school following the parade for the announcement of the parade contest winners and enjoy slush for the kids!

Share your parade photos
Send us your great parade videos and pictures, Squantumites! We’ll post them in our gallery.

Learn more
Find out more about the July Fourth Parade, including how to make a donation to support the parade.

 

Float your idea…to the July 4th Parade committee!

Weather aside, it actually is Spring, Squantumites.
And in true New England fashion, those chilly mornings are likely to turn straight into sunny heat before we know it.
And along with that summer heat comes another sign of summer…the July 4th parade! It’s not too early to start planning folks.

Paula and the Parade Committee are putting out the call for floats, marchers, bands, and Grand Marshall nominations.

Mark your calendars! The 105th marching of the parade is
Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Floats
Get the neighbors and kids together and start dreaming up your float ideas!
Kids and adult floats are welcome. All floats are free and need to be registered to a Squantum address.

Marchers of all kinds are welcome to join the parade! Little groups, big groups, and individuals, marchers in costumes, as well as Local Youth Sports are welcome to march.
Decorate your baby carriages and wagons and join the festivities!

Grand Marshall
The committee is looking for your nominations for the Parade Grand Marshall.
Please nominate a Squantum resident who has shown great involvement with the community over the years.

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.

Visit the July 4th Parade page to keep up to date.

Feeling nostalgic? Check out photos from the 2013 parade in the Scoop photo gallery.

   

Get your tickets now for July 4th “One Road” fundraiser

American flag

The July Fourth Parade Committee is planning a shindig sure to sweep away those winter chills and have you recalling the warmth of the summer parade! Mark your calendars and get your tickets now, only 150 tickets will be sold.

One Road Leads to $5,000
A fundraiser for the July Fourth Parade

Friday, March 7, 2014, 7p.m. (note: date changed from Jan 25)
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum, MA

Tickets
$100, includes two guests, two drink tickets, buffet, DJ & prizes
(buyer does not have to be present to win)
Only 150 tickets will be sold!

Last number called wins $5,000!

To purchase tickets, call:

  • Brad Douglas 617-360-1976
  • Doreen Douglas: 617-360-1975
  • Carolyn Freeman: 617-347-0410
  • Paula Glynn  617-834-9996
  • Brendan Smith  617-455-7924

Tickets are also available at the Nickerson Post prior to event.

About the July Fourth Parade Committee
The Squantum Parade Committee runs Squantum’s longest tradition, the Annual Squantum 4th of July Parade. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to fund the event. Learn more on the Parade page.

Prepare for the feast at the Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk!

Turkey TrotGrab your family and friends and get ready for the big feast with a fun run to support the Squantum July Fourth Parade!

12th Annual Turkey Trot 3 mile Fun Run/Walk
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013, 9:00am
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum MA

Entrance fee:
$20 fee includes long sleeved T-shirt (first 100 entrants) and refreshments.
$10 fee for ages 16 and under
Please make checks payable to: Squantum 4th of July
All proceeds benefit the Squantum Fourth of July Parade.

How to enter:
Mail a filled out entry form and check to:
Judi Smith, 289 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA 02171
or
Sign up Thanksgiving morning at the Post starting at 8am

Questions?  btjasmith@verizon.net