What parade would be complete without a bevy of politicians… especially in an election year? Marlborough’s Annual Labor Day parade happens to be a particularly popular one that has drawn candidates in past years representing races ranging from U.S. Senate to state representative.
While city officials have always welcomed the politicians, they have also used their participation as a way to help fund the parade itself. Each politician is charged a $250 fee, all of which goes back into paying for associated parade costs, according to city officials. A total of $5,500 was raised from local and state candidates this year.
Officials are quick to note this only represents a portion of monies raised; they charge fees to corporate sponsors as well.