Labor Day Parade Shows Off A Colorful Newtown

The pageantry, the fire trucks, the hot dogs! And so much more...


The town showed off it's finest in bagpipes, politics, and a great right arm for throwing out candy to the kiddies.  See for yourself in our gallery, loaded with photos and a video that sums it all up!

Andrew Paley September 04, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Dang! That Moses is a good looking man! LOL.
Denise Kopasz September 04, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Great pictures of our parade and our town
Lou Reda September 04, 2012 at 02:03 PM
What a wonderful parade! Our town has once again shown itself to be an exceptional place to live! There was however a group in the parad that deserves noting but for the wrong reasons,at least one of the members (the one who would engage in a conversation with me on his way to the staging area) who were marching in support of Linda McMahon was being paid to be there! I know that because I asked him how he could possibly support such a shallow candidate and he responded " she's gonna create jobs for people." I said sure for college educated marketers, I T executives and accountants are you one of them? He responded "no but she hired me to be here". Paying people to march in your honor isn't illegal but it certainly is immoral! I just thought you all should know how low she'll sink to deceive us into thinking she is one of us supported by a cross section of our state.
Big Family September 04, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Well Lou, I guess we will have to believe what you say as fact because we all read it here and you obviously aren't leaning in any direction. Great parade!!!
Andrew Paley September 04, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Moses says stop making Labor Day Parades political and can we just enjoy it for what it is... a shining jewel for our little Town!
Bryan McSweeney September 04, 2012 at 06:27 PM
I wonder if they work for ACORN Lou.
Red Rooster September 04, 2012 at 07:54 PM
I love the parade, but I don't understand why it gets backed up so much. If it's a matter of performing acts doing their thing in front of the judges at the finish, then have the viewing stand in the beginning so all of the groups can just peel off at the end, keeping a continuous flow. I'm sure those performing would prefer to do it in the beginning of the parade when they're fresh. Choking on diesel fumes for minutes on end isn't pleasant, either. As for the candy throwing, it's pretty obnoxious. I hope it doesn't take a 5 year old getting run over while chasing down a Tootsie Roll to change the policy.
letsplay September 04, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Totally agree, can anyone tell me who decided to start the parade later this year?
Paul Harris September 04, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Anyone notice Linda McMahon’s Motor Cycle gang following her in the parade. They are called the Rat Pack and they are from Waterbury. They were loud and obnoxious. I guess nothing say low class better than having a posse made up of a motor cycle gang and professional wresting fans.
Marilyn September 04, 2012 at 11:53 PM
I agree about the candy throwing...too much!! What's even more obnoxious were the people next to us whose kids kept running in front of us to get candy thrown to other kids and then they ate all the candy and left the wrappers in the street. I would also like to see more people donate to the "One Can(s) Make a Difference" truck. No one around us donated anything! Get rid of the politicians and bring back the schools. St. Rose is the only school represented in the parade.
Peg Bowers September 04, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Another great parade!! The whole thing!
Carol September 05, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Yeh that Linda McMahon motor cycle gang thing was wierd.
Local Tax-Paying Resident September 05, 2012 at 07:45 AM
the parade was my first - had a good time. the candy was a bit obnoxious (and a pain to clean up I imagine)! I am voting for Linda McMahon - and the MC weren't with her - they were separate supporters for her - there's a difference. Go Linda! Go Mitt! GOP 2012!
Lois Imbriano Barber September 05, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I would like to thank the Parade Committee for doing a great job. I love the fact all the trucks (sorry Fire Depts!!!) have been cut down to a minimum - talk about fumes! And it helps keep the length of the parade shorter - it's over 3 hours as is! As someone who marches, I LOVE the noon kick-off. It's been tough to wake up at 5 or 6 am the other years to get us all ready in time for the 8 am line-up time we used to have.
Granville Reed September 05, 2012 at 07:04 PM
How about all the time put into cleaning and waxing those vehicles! Thank you to all those who volunteer their time training and responding to emergency needs of our town!
Bruce Walczak TheNewtownRooster.com September 06, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Great parade, we love it each year. I agree I wish they would cut the candy, next day we had to clean up our yard and our dogs were getting into candy along the street on their walk.


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