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Marching Strong: Newtown's Labor Day Parade In Action

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Newtown's Labor Day parade narrowly avoided rain -- both before and after. Starting at 10:00 a.m., the parade wrapped down Main Street and up Queen Street to its "finish line" at the corner of Queen and Church Hill Road.

The winning floats:

Best Musical Entry
  • Senior: Connecticut Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps (Runner-up: Manchester Regional Pipe Band)
  • Junior: Marching Cobras (Runner-up: Bernadettes)
Best Float
  • St. Rose of Lima (Runner-up: the 12/14 Foundation)
Best Non-Musical Entry
  • Cub Scout Troop 270
Best School
  • St. Rose of Lima School
Best New Entry
  • Night of Music
Most Patriotic Entry
  • Connecticut Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
Most Fitting Parade Theme
  • Barnum Museum's "We Choose Love"
Most Colorful Entry
  • The 12/14 Foundation
Most Crowd-Pleasing Rooster Award
  • Sandy Hook School

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