The Revere bell in the belfry of the church tolled 10:00, signaling the starting hour for the town parade.
Townspeople gathered around the center of town, for what has been dubbed "one of the best small town parades in the U.S." And indeed, comparisons to a "slice of Americana" or "a Norman Rockwell-style parade" were words I heard often today.
Let the parade begin!
And then it was over for another year. Hangers-on swarmed the general store for cool bottles of water, popcorn, or ice cream treats...sitting on the porch steps and chatting with neighbors. An American tradition at its finest!
Then, for us, it was home for grilled burgers, grilled corn, and more. And those strawberry shortcakes for dessert! Yum!
Wishing you and yours a fabulous 4th of July!