Marlborough – The 2018 Parade Committee has been working diligently for its 67th Marlborough Labor Day Parade to be held Monday, Sept. 3, at 12 p.m.
Nostalgia will punctuate this year’s parade. Those who are planning to attend can look forward to seeing the return of the Hallamore Clydesdales, the full Aleppo entourage of miniaturize motor vehicles and colorful clowns, many New England bands including the UMass Lowell Marching Band and the local Color Killer band, and numerous floats all led by Grand Marshal Bobby Butler (NHL player, Olympian and resident) and the music of the Marlborough High School band.
As the years have passed, costs have increased and the needs and the demands of the community have changed. This year, Representative Danielle Gregoire offered to sponsor a unique mode of transportation for our dedicated veterans, a comfortable, classic Boston Trolley. Last year’s heat prevented our senior veterans from participating, thus breaking their longstanding tradition.
“Each year’s parade takes many hours of planning and preparing,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant. “It’s a large team effort between our Parade Committee, as well as the support of numerous community participants and supporters. We are thrilled to see so many groups taking on the float challenge and the outpouring of enthusiasm for this 67-year-old tradition.”
There is still time to participate in making this year’s parade great by committing a sponsorship level. Visit marlboroughlabordayparade.com to learn about the levels of giving and their benefits. Checks can be made out to City of Marlborough and sent with the sponsorship form that can be downloaded from the website to Marlborough City Hall, 140 Main St., 4th floor, Marlborough, MA 01752 – MLDP.
In addition, if you or your organization have any questions about volunteering or ways you can earn community service hours, contact the city’s Program Coordinator Leanne Cordischi at lcordischi@Marlborough-MA.gov or 774-463-9517. Volunteers can also sign up at marlboroughlabordayparade.com.