The 54th annual Newtown Labor Day Parade is coming up on Monday. This year's theme is Celebrating the Fine Arts of Newtown, and will showcase the artists and creative organizations in town. This year's Grand Marshal will be Ruth Newquist. She is an award winning artists known for her land and cityscapes in watercolor and oils.
In addition to honoring Newquist, the SCAN organization is being highlighted. It stands for Society of Creative Arts Newtown. It was started over 40 years ago to promote, encourage and instruct both local and regional artists.
Parade participants are lining up by 9:30 Monday morning, with local roads along the route closed at that time. The parade steps off at 10am. Spectators are asked to line the route by 9am on Monday. Parking is available at Hawley School, at Caraluzzi's and Big Y on Queen Street.