Spirit of Shrewsbury concludes with parade and seniors’ tribute
Shrewsbury – Residents who attended the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival parade on Sunday, Sept. 30 despite the rain forecast were rewarded with dry weather throughout the parade as it made its way from the Beal School to the Oak Middle School. The event concluded with a celebration in front of the Oak Middle School that featured various foods from local restaurants. Senior citizens over the age of 90 were honored after the parade at an Over 90 Tribute Tea in the Shrewsbury Senior Center. (Photos/Yi-Ke Peng)
The Silver Moon Gypsies of Shrewsbury belly dance along the parade route.
Jeff Jolicoeur holds up his son Logan, 6, to the window of a Jeremiah's soft serve ice cream truck for a better look inside at the post-parade celebration
Firefighter Shawn Green closes the door to the smokey "fire safety house" at the post-parade celebration as (left to right) Erin Ryan, Maeve Gale, 8, Carrie Hess, 8, and Jimmy Hess, 6, wait their turn to go inside.
Maria Smith, an organizer of the Over 90 Tribute Tea, hands a honorary certificate to Dominic Vignda, 92.
Sharon Yager, director of the Shrewsbury Council on Aging, holds the microphone as Rod Lofstedt, 94, introduces himself and his wife Charlotte, 92. The Lofsedts were the only couple who were both honored with a certificate at the Over 90 Tribute Tea.
The Silver Moon Gypsies of Shrewsbury perform at the Over 90 Tribute Tea.
Rose D'Amico, 92, enjoys the dance performance by the Silver Moon Gypsies at the Over 90 Tribute Tea.
(left to right) Anna Connors, Norma Giumentaro and Gypsy Phillips of the Silver Moon Gypsies perform at the Over 90 Tribute Tea.
Shrewsbury High School Gay-Straight Alliance club members displays solidarity with tie-dyed shirts and.
Shrewsbury High School cheerleaders are full of good cheer as they ride along the parade route.
Isaac Cooper, 4, holds up a seagull inside the sailboat themed float of Shrewsbury's Wellspring United Methodist Church.
Owen Bouffard, 12, enjoys a flurry of "snow" from a snow-machine inside a parade float endorsing Scott Brown, Steve Simonian and Matt Beaton.
Students from Academy of Dance Expressions in Westborough toss candy to parade viewers.
Jonathan Ramos of White Mountain Creamery in Wellesley hands a cup of Oreo ice cream to Elizabeth Pellini, 7, at the post-parade celebration while her mother Jane Molinari and sister Catherine Pellini watch on.
Rod Haddad, owner of Shrewsbury's Napoli Italian Deli & Catering, serves lasagna to Anthony Thomas, 10.
Peter Lyford, general manager of Bertucci's Restaurant, prepares pasta to give out as samples at the post-parade celebration.
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