Marlborough Labor Day Parade honors volunteers
A parade-goer reaches from the sidelines to greet Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Marlborough – The city celebrated its 61st annual Labor Day Parade downtown Monday, Sept. 3. With this year's theme “Volunteers in Service,” the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3565 was honored as grand marshals. Over 140 marching units traveled on the parade route, which doubled as the campaign trail for political figures including incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren.
(Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.)
Participating in the Bed Race is the team sponsored by St. Mary's Credit Union, consisting of Marlborough High School cross country runners (l to r) Jillian Caiazzi, Rachel Koester, Bailey MacDougall and Shanon Coughlin.
The team sponsored by Wayside Racquet & Swim Club - consisting of Marlborough High School cross country team representatives (l to r) Robbie McCabe, a junior; Coach Jeff Dowin; Assistant Coach Adam Charbonneau; and Spencer Geary, a freshman - races to the finish line at City Hall, where they captured first-place in the Bed Race, held prior to the parade.
Claire Bonnafe meets Dean Cavaretta, R-Stow, state Senate candidate for the Middlesex and Worcester District.
Parade spectator Kate Noer meets incumbent state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, representing the Middlesex and Worcester District.
One of several vehicles of the Worcester County Shriners Fire Brigade rides along the parade route.
The Reminisants, including Marlborough resident Mike Joyal (center), bring golden oldies to the parade route.
Cancer survivor Pauline Smith rides a float with other members of the Sunflower Girls, a group of fundraisers who are dedicated to "walk for a cure."
Donna Robbins and Jodi Pierce, members of the Marlborough Loyal Order of Moose 1129, display the Judge's Trophy the organization won for its float.
Hours after the Marlborough Lions Club began the city's Labor Day activities with the annual Bed Race, club members continue the festivities by riding on a float.
Before the parade, the team sponsored by former state Rep. Danielle Gregorie, D-Marlborough (far left) - consisting of Adam Childs, Kelly Russell and Nicole Bennetto - competes in the Marlborough Lions Club's annual Bed Race, part of the city's Labor Day activities. Each sponsored team pushed hospital beds to the finish line at City Hall, with proceeds going to the club's charitable endeavors. Gregorie, a Democratic candidate in the Sept. 6 primary to represent the 4th Middlesex District, marched in the parade a few hours after the race.
Representing this year's grand marshals, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3565, are (back, l to r) Jim Hollis, regional president; Mary Ellen Kelly, auxiliary president; Steve Kerrigan, president; (front, l to r) Hunter Partridge and his grandfather, Dave Geldart, past regional president. More members rode on two floats.
Shirley Bester and her daughter, Colleen Cappucci, meet incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown on the sidelines.
The Marlborough High School Marching Panther Band, under the direction of Gary Piazza, leads the parade.
(l to r) Snarfie of the Aleppo Shriners' Clowns compares headgear with Bernardo Pimentel, 8, and Vanessa Menedes.
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