The 2nd Annual Milford Fourth of July Parade is set for July 4th, 2019 starting at 10:00am. Last year thousands lined Main Street in Milford for the first ever parade celebrating the Fourth of July. “Year one really surprised us”, said Co-Chair Ray Auger. “We were thrilled that first annual parade went off really well. It’s really great to be a part of creating a new town tradition.” “We are excited for parade for number two!”, added Co-Chair Joey Callery.
The committee of seven, including Molly Auger, Renee Callery, Jenny Lyons, Nicole Romiglio and Erin Curley have been working over the past few months to deliver a festive parade that promises to bring the spirit of American independence to Milford for years to come.
The parade steps off at 10:00am sharp at the corners of 109 and 16 and ends at Draper Park. Spectators will witness creative representations of Americana from local businesses, organizations and individuals. A bike parade will allow children to participate in a portion of the event as they follow a Juniper Farms Ice Cream truck from the old Middle School East to Draper Park. Plus historical figures will make appearances throughout the route, crowds will be entertained by local musicians and there’s still many more surprises in store.
This year the parade will feature a community honor inspired by a special guest at last year’s event. The committee asked Milford School Bus Driver Moe Hutchins to ride in an automobile provided by Imperial Cars as a thank you to her dedication and service to the community. This year the committee made it official with the Milfordian of the Year Award. This award is given to a citizen who stands out as selflessly contributing to make Milford a better place. A candidate for Milfordian of the Year is someone who has shown years of often unrecognized contribution to making the town a better place. This year's Milfordian of the Year is Chief Tom O’Loughlin. The Chief will be riding in the parade and the committee encourages the community to cheer him on.
The Milford Fourth of July Parade has an interactive Facebook page (@MilfordFourthOfJulyParade) and an email for any questions needed to be answered at MilfordFourthOfJulyParade@gmail.com. For the participation form and more info visit the Milford town website and search Fourth of July Parade.