City of Marlborough thanks residents and businesses for supporting Labor Day Parade
Marlborough – Despite the rain, thousands came out to watch the 2013 Labor Day Parade. Mayor Arthur Vigeant, City Council, and the Parade Committee were extremely appreciative to the local businesses and residents who sent in donations to support this year's event.
“We received tremendous support this year. We can's thank people as well as our business community enough for helping us out,” Mayor Vigeant said.
“In addition to expressing a sincere thank you to all of the volunteers, we would like to recognize the businesses that made significant donations to help defray the cost of the parade,” said Parade Director Ed Thurber.
First time donors were Market Basket, which made a donation in honor of its new store opening, Diamond Machinery Technology, a Metrowest machining company who sponsors the William Diamond Drum & Bugle Corps, Brox Industries, Giorgi's Consignment Boutique, and AECOM Technology.
Longtime supporters included the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Marlborough Moose, the Marlborough Lions and the Marlborough Rotary, who made contributions and sponsored bands, entered floats, or displayed vehicles.
Annual supporters included ADCOLE Corporation, Champion Cleaners, 587 Bolton Street Tavern, Juniper Farms Ice Cream, Ken's Foods, Raino Farms, Allied Waste, CDM Smith, Woodard & Curran, Mirick O”Connell, Christo Driving School, Next Generation Children's Center, Villari's Martial Arts, Ernie Houde Real Estate, Karnac Realty, Wiechart Realty, Murphy Insurance, Lakeside Oil, Marlborough Nissan, Broadmeadow Mobile Home Village Association, Fisk Race Management, Wayside Racquet & Swim Club, Patriot Ambulance, Marlborough Savings Bank, Avidia Bank, Digital Federal Credit Union, and St. Mary's Credit Union.
New to sponsorship was Jet Blue whose sponsorship was coordinated by MetroWest Tourism. Continuing in their second year as a parade sponsor was Quinsigamond Community College to recognize their close association with Assabet Valley Regional Technical School.
In kind donations were made by Akroyd-Houde Post 132 American Legion, who supplied lunch for the military and veteran participants, Engraveables of Marlborough for the float trophies, Patriot Ambulance, who supplied EMS support vehicles along the parade route, Hannaford Market and Marlborough Hills, who supplied water bottles for the water distribution station, SignRight, who provided banners at cost, WMCT-TV for their live television coverage, Main Street Café, who provided their restaurant for the parade volunteer staff meeting, the Algonquin Amateur Radio Club, who provided emergency radio coverage, and the Marlborough High School Cheerleaders, who served as banner carriers.
Additionally, the city also received individual support from Lee Woodworth, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Grasso, Mr. and Mrs. Don Landers, and Julia Wild.
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