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New Fairfield to host Independence Day parade today

The Annual Independence Day Parade sponsored by the New Fairfield Lions Club will step off at 9:30am.  The Lions say it's a chance to show support for those who have defended our freedom in the past as well as the present. 

 

Sawmill Road is the detour route for the parade.  The street was just reopened after a nearly week-long closure for drainage pipe installation as part of an infrastructure improvement project.

 

The theme of the parade is 100 Years of Lions international service to communities.

 

Averaging over 35 marching units and numerous area Fire trucks, this is the largest 4th of July parade in the area.  The parade will follow its traditional route to Memorial Field where refreshments will follow a brief ceremony.   A reviewing stand is set up in front of the Town Hall and marchers continue to Memorial Field where they disband after invocations and speeches by town officials and the awarding of trophies.  Awards are for Best theme, Best float, Best marching unit, Largest group, and the Lion President's Award.

 

Route 37 will be closed around 9am.

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