PARADE LINE-UP for 7/6/2013
Please note: There could be changes and last-minute additions.
1: Brandon Police Dept Cruiser
2: BIDCC theme Banner, carried by OVUHS 2013 Valedictorian Samantha Fox and Salutatorian Thomas Roberts
3:Grand Marshalls: Former VT Governors Madeleine Kunin and Jim Douglas. As part of the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Stephen A. Douglas, the two Governors are appearing, with John Dilts, in a performance of "The Rivals" at Town Hall at 3:30 today.
4: Brandon American Legion Post 55 Color Guard
5: Vermont's Own: 40th U S Army Band
6: Brandon American Legion Post 55 theme float followed by the Post Cycle 55 Corps
7: Brandon Area Rescue Squad and Brandon Fire Department (all engines, men, & hose cart). Other Fire Departments will be fed into the parade at various points.
8. Brandon's Memorial Day Flower Girls, Present and Past. Brandon has been honoring its veterans every Memorial Day since 1900 with a parade of Flower Girls in white. For the first time, girls and women of all ages, all former flower girls, have joined together to pay tribute to our active duty military.
9: Bluegrass Band representing the Bluegrass Festival
10: Foxcroft Farm Harvest Program / Leicester School. Growing a sense of pride, compassion and purpose in our local youth for 13 years.
11: Vermont's US Rep Peter Welch
12: Vermont Lt Governor Phil Scott & his "Vacation Vermont" theme. Lieutenant Governor Scott is using Independence Day parades to remind folks that there is an infinite number of activities to do in Vermont and encourage folks to Vacation Vermont.
13: Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce
14: Brandon/Pittsford/Sudbury Rep Butch Shaw
15: OVUHS BAND
16: OVUHS 2013 Baseball Team - D2 Vermont Baseball Champions
17: 1971 Citroen "Deux Cheveaux", Café Provence Chef Robert Barral. Café Provence and Gourmet Provence were created in 2004 and Robert is riding on a 1971 Citroen Truckette
18: Oliver 60 Rowcrop Tractor, Maurice A. Quesnel. This tractor belonged to Maurice's father and was sold with the farm. He was able to locate and restore it many years later.
19: 1958 Oliver 770 Tractor, Scott F. Lancour
Scott's fist restoration of a vintage Oliver tractor done with the help of his father-in-Law Maurice Quesnel
20: Keene NH American Legion Band
21: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, Bill Mathis with Mrs. Vermont USA 2013:
22: Miss Vermont Teen USA Jr. Ambassador: Taylor Hough
23: Marine Corps League, Edson Detachment (former US Marines)
24: The Neshobe School, theme float and band
25: James H. McKinnell memorial: vintage Case tractor and wagon. This is a 1946 Case that James received as a gift and is driven by his Great Grandson - the 4th generation to drive this tractor.
26: 1929 Ford Model "A" Pickup Truck, Nancy & Ron Menard
27: 1929 Ford Model "AA" Truck, Cedar Rail Yak Farm
28: St Andrews Pipes & Drums Band
29: CAIRO Shriners including the mini monsters and directors staff
30: Green Mountain Veterans for Peace, Will Miller Chapter
31: Jesus Holy Nation Float, Tom Millington
32: Seth Warner Band
33: Hannaford Supermarket
34: Brandon Police Department Explorer Post 111 with their "Old Home Day" theme float
35: Curbstone Chorus
36: Float for Katie Pope entered by a neighborhood on the north end of Wheeler Road
Katie has been battling cancer. This float represents a thank you to everyone who has donated toward her cause.
37: Vermont Horse Council, Courtney & Kendra Stearns
38L 1940 Farmall "A" Tractor, Raymond Acampora
39: Songadeewin of Keewaydin. This residential girls' camp is celebrating their 15th summer on Lake Dunmore
40: VT Health Co-op / Fleischer Jacobs Group
41: Ford "8N" Tractor, Donald Desrocher
42: State Line Band
43: Markowski Excavating Inc., Celebrating 50 years!
44: Catamount Radio, represented by three of their five stations: Z97.1, Mix 98.1, and 94.5 The Drive
45: R.A.V.E., Rutland Area Vehicle Enthusiasts
46: Keating 5 Band
47: David Millson's "Bring Home the Troops" float
48: Camp Washusett for Boys. One of the oldest camps in America, founded in 1903 and moved in 1986 to the shores of Lake Hortonia
Last Minute Entries
THE END - See you at next years parade, first Saturday in July: 7-5-14!
THANK YOU !!