Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Sights From Dorchester's Independence Day Parade
An estimated 1,300 Dorchester residents and out-of-town guests watched a top-notch parade on July 4. Organizers called this year's Independence Day parade one of the best in recent years, with more than 50 individual parade participants making their way down main street (Washington Ave.) and school street (9th St.).
While the parade was only one of several events comprising the community's Independence Day celebration, it was undoubtedly one of the day's highlights.
(UPDATE: For those who missed "The Big Show" -- also known as Dorchester's famous fireworks display -- you can see part of it here. A Lincoln fireworks expert e-mailed the Times today and told us the Dorchester show was "easily one of the state's best" fireworks displays, "regardless of town size." High praise for Dorchester and its organizers.)
Parade observers were treated to antique tractors and classic cars, as well as floats featuring the members of the Dorchester Methodist Church; baseball teams; Farmers Co-op; polka music; and even Christmas in July.
For those who were unable to attend, as well as those who were there, here is a look back on one of Dorchester's best Fourth of July parades yet. (Photos were taken by "friends" of our Facebook account. For credits of the photos, and more images, see our account here, or see the Times official page here.)