Annual parade is pure Americana

Veterans at the beginning of Barkhamsted’s annual Independence Day parade route on July 5. Photo by Matthew Lamson

BARKHAMSTED — The town held its annual Independance Day parade on Saturday, July 5.

The parade was scheduled for Friday, July 4, but was canceled due to rain.

The postponement seemed to have no effect on the attendance as hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the parade pass.

“This is what small towns are all about,” First Selectman Donald Stein said as he surveyed the crowd of spectators.

The parade, which began at 10:30 a.m., traveled down West River Road from Riverton and ended at the Barkhamsted Elementary School in Pleasant Valley.

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