(Harrison ME) Looked like rain but it didn’t happen and the Grand Parade for Harrison’s Old Home Days took place on Saturday afternoon.
I delayed my arrival just in case it started raining and learned the hard way that when it’s noon that parade will start. A parade with hours of action can be arrived at late with no consequence but not a twenty-minute parade. Point? I missed a couple of the early paraders.
Last year’s policy of no sirens was again in effect. Also the absence of signs about the parade on Route 117 was noted. Some folks learned too late that they were indeed part of a parade of cars crawling through downtown Harrison.
Local politicians state rep Phyliss Ginzler and state senator Jim Hamper were on Main Street.
The little Kora cars always put on a nice show. As a driver ed teacher I cringe at the quick turning and weaving that is part of their routine. Kora did have an accompanying road service vehicle with them just in case.
The 12-under Andy Valley softball used the parade to show their recently won championship banner and to fund raise for the upcoming regionals.
No animals in this year’s parade.
Averill Davis, as expected, gave his Woody a run down Main Street. How many years has it been?
Camp Wigwam of Waterford was the only camp to appear. Armed with water guns, they were wisely instructed not to shoot at an oldster with a camera.
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