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Shrewsbury - The Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team brings lots of character and a few umbrellas to the 16th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Parade, held downtown Oct. 2.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Beal School kindergartner Nicholas LaPrade showed his support for the Shrewsbury Library project at the annual "Light the Spirit" Jack-O-Lantern display during the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. The carved pumpkins asked voters to "Vote Yes" Oct. 18.  Photo/Joyce DeWallace
Ken Kniskern and his wife, Marion, get ready to travel the Spirit of Shrewsbury parade route as he's honored as grand marshal with this year's theme "Honor Our Veterans." He's a Navy veteran with over 20 years of service, as well as a community volunteer. He was president of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury and served on the Board of Directors of the Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services. They're both active parishioners of the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
A special viewing area is stationed in front of the Town Hall for parade spectators over age 90 and their guests. Following the parade, a Tribute Tea was held at the Senior Center.     Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Football players with Shrewsbury Pop Warner show their spirit while riding a float.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Gracie Hester, 4, and her brother, Rocco, 5, are prepared for the day's weather forecast.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Students of Shrewsbury High School Class of 2012 proudly carry a banner in the parade.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
The Silver Moon Gypsies of Shrewsbury belly dance along the parade route.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Members of Daisy Troop 11023 begin their scouting experience as parade participants.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Nancy Maidrand helps her granddaughter, Hannah Army, 4, get a balloon, a necklace and other goodies given by parade participants.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Supporters of the library expansion carry signs in the parade.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Bob Sargent shares his opinion on the special election.  Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
A car full of happy kids rides in the parade courtesy of the Lakeway Business District Association.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
The Shrewsbury High School Band brings music to the parade route.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
The Southbridge High School Band visits Shrewsbury.  Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Worcester County Shrine Club members take a ride in the parade.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Winning "Best in Show" in the Shrewsbury Garden Club's sixth annual Scarecrow Contest, held during the fall festival, is the entry from Prospect Street Neighbors. All of the scarecrows are on display at the Town Common through Saturday, Oct. 15.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Dmitri Toporowski, 5, checks out a display of scarecrows titled "Katelyn & Megan's Lemonade Stand," entered in the contest by the Park Street Gals, which won first place in the age 11 to 17 category.  Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
"Marilyn Mongrow" wins first place in the family category for the Polito family.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
"Ms. Invisible Scarecrow" wins first place in the age 10 and under category for Girl Scout Troop 30423.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.
"Red and Ready Red Hatters" wins first place in the business category for the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

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