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Labor Day Parade Line Of March



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Here is the lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.

Step-off is at 10 am from the corner of Currituck Road and Main Street, and marchers will follow Main Street to its end, then turn left onto Glover Avenue, and then turn left onto and follow to the end of Queen Street. Participants are asked to be at their lineup position by 9:15.

The grand stand with judges and parade committee is traditionally in front of Bank of America on Queen Street. Emcees are stationed on Main Street near the flagpole, Glover Avenue, and also in front of Bank of America.

The Labor Day Parade Committee wishes to remind paradegoers to stand and salute the American flag when it passes, particularly the large flag that will be carried by a color guard at the beginning of the parade.

Residents and guests are also reminded that roads on and adjacent to the parade route, including Church Hill Road from Main Street to The Boulevard, will be closed to traffic beginning at 9 am. Without exception, all traffic will be diverted around the center of town until the end of the parade, which is expected to be around 1 pm. (See related story, “Police List Road Closures, Parking Bans For Parade.”)

Escort Division 1

(line up at former ambulance garage, 77 Main Street)

Newtown Police Department

Newtown High School Cheerleaders (including Parade Program distribution)

Newtown Police Department Honor Guard

Simsbury Spinners

Newtown High School Marching Nighthawks Band

Grand Marshal Ruth Newquist

Parade Judges

Maplewood of Newtown

Rotary Club of Newtown

Beautiful Baby Contest Winner Silas Catlin

Atherton & Associates

Newtown Smiling Traffic Agent Kathy Holick

Ingersoll Auto of Danbury

Dental Associates

Newtown Lions Club

Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Escort Division 2

(line up on Academy Lane)

State of Connecticut Judicial Marshal Services Honor Guard

Sons of Portugal Band (2015 Legends & Pioneers Award Winner)

Governor Dannel Malloy

Lt Governor Nancy Wyman

First Selectman Pat Llodra

Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard

Newtown Republican Town Committee

Newtown Democratic Town Committee

Steve Pearlman’s Antique Fire Truck

Danbury Republican Town Committee

State and Local Politicians

Teamsters Local Union 1150

Division 1

(line up on Johnny Cake Lane)

Connecticut Alumni Senior Drum & Bugle Corps

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company

Sandy Hook VF&R Ladies Auxiliary

Chapter 11 Korean War Veterans

Celtic Cross Pipes & Drums

2nd Connecticut Voluntary Infantry

11th Connecticut Voluntary Infantry

Support Our Troops

Northern Fairfield County Blue Star Mothers

VFW Post 308 & Ladies Auxiliary

American Legion Post 202

Nathan Hale Ancient Fife & Drum

399th Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol

Relay For Life

Berkshire Veterinary Hospital

Faith at Newtown Church

Danbury Animal Welfare Society

Cub Scouts Pack 70

Blue Colony Diner

Girl Scouts Troop 10527

Cub Scouts Pack 270

USA Wildcats

Newtown Country Club

New Moms Club of Newtown

Save Your Scissors Salon

REACH of Newtown

Newtown Congregational Church

The Clusters

Newtown Centre for Classical Ballet

Embrace Hope

Ben’s Lighthouse

Trinity Episcopal Church

Porco Karate

Happy Hoofers 4-H Club

Newtown Bridle Lands Association

Michael Talluto’s Farmall Tractor

Wells Fargo Stagecoach

Buddy Holland Racing

Division 2

(line up on Academy Lane)

(NOTE: The Parade Committee has announced that Currituck Road will be one way after 8 am. Participants will need to enter the line-up from Tunnel Road, and north, proceeding south toward Main Street. Other side streets may provide limited access.)

The Westchester Brassmen Drum and Bugle Corps

Botsford Fire Rescue

Hawley School

Newtown Kindness

Newtown Strong Therapy Dogs

Pyramid Shriner Klowns

Vasi’s International Gymnastics

Amplitude Marketing

Joseph FireCrow

Pink Soda Blow Dry Bar

Lathrop School of Dance

Golden Landscaping, LLC

The Simply Swing Band

Christ the King Lutheran Church

Fiesta Del Norte

Newtown Ice Hockey Booster Club

The 12.14 Foundation

Shaolin Studios

The Children’s Adventure Center

Newtown Health Fair

Newtown VNA

Newtown United Methodist Church

Connecticut Men’s Roller Derby

Masonicare of Newtown

Eastern Vintage Police Car Association

Orquestra La Yunqueña

Salsa Sensation Dancers

Hiram Lodge #18

Newtown Bible Church


Town Square Media 95.5

Newtown Juggling & Circus Arts Club

Knights of Columbus

St Rose of Lima School

St Rose of Lima Church

Germantown Ancients

Extreme Fitness Martial Arts

The Cleo Blue Band

Pyramid Shriners Legion of Honor

Pyramid Shriners Tall Shriner

Pyramid Shriners Arab Patrol

Pyramid Shriners Motor Patrol

Red Hot Horns

Core Fitness Health Club

Town Square Media 105.5

Congregation Adath Israel

CT Tiare Polynesian Dance Troupe

Sandy Hook Baptist Church

Division 3

(Martin Street)

Fairfield Gaelic Pipe Band

Hawleyville Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Immaculate Heart of Mary Folklore Dance Group

Newtown Action Alliance

Moms Demand Action

Core Four Jazz

Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen 2015 Sapna Raghavan

Newtown Youth Wrestling Association

The Marching Cobras of New York

The Meeting House Pub

Newtown Baseball Champions

A Touch of Ambiance

Newtown Soccer Club

Dance Dimensions

Division 4

(Currituck Road; see note above, under Division 2, concerning Currituck Road access)

Gaelic Highland Pipe Band

Newtown Hook & Ladder Company


Culligan Water Conditioning

Division 5

(Currituck Road, bear Blakeslee; see note above, under Division 2, concerning Currituck Road access)

Clan Ross Pipe Band

Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company

Antique Tractors

Main Street will again be filled with marchers, floats, vendors and revelers when the 2016 Labor Day Parade takes place on Monday, September 7. The Labor Day Parade Committee has released its line of march, which includes a number of newcomers mixed in among plenty of familiar returning favorites.
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