Longtime holiday parade returns to the Southborough Library

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Longtime holiday parade returns to the Southborough Library
The D’Innocenzo sisters – (l to r) Lucy, 5. Mary, 6, and Rita, 5 – lead the Fourth of July Parade from the Town House on Common Street back toward the Southborough Library. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

SOUTHBOROUGH – A familiar holiday tradition spanning over 30 years returned last Friday when the Southborough Library’s young patrons and their grownups marched in this year’s Fourth of July parade.

The tradition resumed after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Once again this year, most of the parade participants wore red, white and blue attire. They also carried accessories provided by the library including American flags, beads, hats, pinwheels, rattles, sunglasses and wands.

The parade traveled from the library on Main Street, up Common Street past the war veterans’ monuments and then through the Town House.

Marching alongside the library patrons were Assistant Library Director and Children’s Librarian Kim Ivers, and library page Maggie Fitzgerald. They carried CD recorders playing patriotic music.

The celebration continued on the library lawn where ice cream treats were served.

Find information about upcoming summertime library activities at southboroughlib.org and facebook.com/southboroughlib.

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