Jay/Livermore Falls parade very patriotic

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The American Legion’s area veterans ride at the start of the Jay/Livermore Falls parade.

JAY – Red, white and blue everything highlighted this parade that stretched from Main Street Jay to Main Street Livermore Falls in the annual Fourth of July parade held on July 3rd.

Veterans rode by to the applause of the big crowd assembled on the sloping lawn at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Le Chapeaux Rouge, a group of 50-plus-somethings, where, in other parts is known as the Red Hat Society, wore blaze red and purple and waved to the crowd and offered the music of its small band between the fire engines and police cruiser sirens.

There were the politicians, too, mostly of the democratic persuasion, who handed out placards featuring their favorite candidates.

Clowns ran by throwing out candy to the delighted children who scrambled to pick up the pieces. More sirens completed the parade before the dark clouds let go of the evening rain once more.

Afterward, the American Legion served its BBQ to a big crowd under red and white tents and word of the fireworks show going ahead as planned from Spruce Mountain was still under debate.

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