Northborough hosts 28th annual Applefest Parade.

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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Longtime Northborough business Juniper Hill Golf Course is represented with a float. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Longtime Northborough business Juniper Hill Golf Course is represented with a float.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough – The 28th annual Applefest Parade took place on a warm and sunny Sept. 16 in downtown Northborough. Honored as grand marshal was lifelong Northborough resident Roger Leland, senior partner of Leland Law Associates and currently a member of the town’s Financial Planning Committee.

Other parade participants included state and town officials, civic and school groups, local and visiting bands, political candidates, as well as owners of antique and classic vehicles. A number of floats represented organizations and businesses. The Aleppo Shriners mini-vehicles brigade amused spectators.

Town Moderator Fred George narrated the parade proceedings. Participants kept hydrated with bottled water personally distributed by Applefest Committee Chair Michelle Gillespie.

Trumpet players of the Melican Middle School Jazz Band perform while riding the parade route in a wagon.
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The Algonquin Regional High School Marching Band brings music to the parade route. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
The Algonquin Regional High School Marching Band brings music to the parade route.
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Algonquin Regional High School students carry a Best Buddies banner. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Algonquin Regional High School students carry a Best Buddies banner.
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Northborough Free Library representatives push decorated book carts in celebration of its 150th anniversary. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Northborough Free Library representatives push decorated book carts in celebration of its 150th anniversary.
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Passengers ride a 1926 Ford Model T sponsored by SALMON Health and Retirement. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Passengers ride a 1926 Ford Model T sponsored by SALMON Health and Retirement.
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Bruce Goldsmith leads the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 Color Guard. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Bruce Goldsmith leads the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 Color Guard.
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A color guard leads the Middlesex County 4-H Fife and Drum Corps. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
A color guard leads the Middlesex County 4-H Fife and Drum Corps.
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