The Newtown Labor Day parade steps off at 10am. The Grand Marshal for the 57th Annual event is Eunice Laverty, a small business owner and a retired Social Worker who supports a number of organizations and town events.
This year's parade theme is “Serving the Community.”
Newtown Police say parking will not be allowed along the entire Parade Route and in Line-Up areas. There is also no parking on private or town property without written permission. Some chairs were set up along the parade route yesterday by people staking out their positions.
In addition to the bands, service organization, community groups and first responders marching in the parade, there will be some state and local elected officials. Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and State Police Escort Vehicle, the 2nd Company Governors Horse Guard and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are among those joining Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal.