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Ivoryton Holds 14th Annual Fourth of July Parade

Ivoryton celebrated America’s birthday by holding its 14th annual Fourth of July Parade downtown. All were welcome to march. After the parade, there was an Independence Day ceremony.

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Julia Karg waves to people going by in the parade while mom Lara watches. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Girl Scout Troop 67896 Essex, Deep River, and Chester pose for a photo and enjoy some popsicles before the parade beings. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Santa Billy poses for a photo before the parade starts. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Campers and staff, including Camp Director Aaron Page, from Pequot Sherwood Day Camp in Ivoryton pose for a photo and enjoy some popsicles before the parade starts. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. A Buick rolls down the road. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Santa Billy starts making his way on the parade route. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Robert E. Lee drives a tractor with a sign from The Blue Hound Cookery and Taproom in Ivoryton. Both Robert and a motorcyclist start heading downtown. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Spectators watch the parade as the color guard and military march by. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Motorcyclists show their American pride. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. A horseback rider brings her horse to march in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Jackson Dunson, Warren Griswold, Taran Griswold, Collins Griswold and family bike ride and walk in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. The 2019 Grand Marshal, Gary Riggio, talks about what Ivoryton means to him, and he also thanks veterans for their service along with the Ivoryton Village Alliance. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Campers and staff from Pequot Sherwood Day Camp march in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Campers and staff from Pequot Sherwood Day Camp march in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Pequot Sherwood Day Camp staff members share a laugh while carrying a cooler full of popsicles. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Good News Clowns march in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Pequot Sherwood Day Camp Director Aaron Page hands a spectator a popsicle to stay cool. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Spectators interact with Santa Billy as he makes his way downtown. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Ivoryton Tavern - Cafe participates in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. A Ford Model A rolls by on the parade route. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Spectators smile and wave to people in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. A bright yellow Nash Ambassador Custom heads downtown. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. State Senator and First Selectman Norm Needleman talks about how 2019 Grand Marshal Gary Riggio built Norm's first house. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. A Ford Model T rolls by in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. A Plymouth rolls by in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Trinity Lutheran Church members ride in a Packard Super Eight. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Essex Weeders participate in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. The parade goes by some spectators. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Blue Hound Cookery and Taproom staff and a hound ride in a Ford Model A. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Patricia Hurley conducts the New Horizon Band (a program of the Community Music School). They play patriotic songs. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. People walk with a model of the Pratt House on a wagon. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. The Essex Historical Society marches and waves to spectators. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. A group celebrates Pride in America and they wave to the crowd. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. People celebrate Pride in America while singing to some music and squirting water from water soakers to cool spectators down on a hot day. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. The Ivoryton Library Association sit on the back of a truck with an inflatable elephant to promote the library. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Spectators get excited and wave flags at people in cars going by. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. The Valley Railroad Company and the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat participate in the parade. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. The parade goes through downtown Ivoryton. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Laura Copland sings patriotic songs with the crowd while the New Horizon Band (a program of the Community Music School) plays. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Essex Fire Engine No. 1 goes by while a passenger throws gum to spectators. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Kids rush to pick up candy thrown by firefighters. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Kids pick up candy as emergency personnel go by. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Essex veterans and color guard Kevin Costin, Fred Hurley, Mike Gagliardi, and Frank Perrotti and veterans make their way to the Independence Day Ceremony. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. People clap, smile, and wave flags as a firetruck turns down a road. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. A spectator waves to paramedics in an ambulance. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Essex veterans and color guard Kevin Costin, Fred Hurley, Mike Gagliardi, and Frank Perrotti stand in formation before beginning the Independence Day ceremony. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Samantha Barlow sings the National Anthem. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Aaron Lindo plays a pipe melody on a bagpipe. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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Ivoryton celebrated America's birthday by holding their 14th Annual 4th of July Parade downtown on Thursday, July 4, 2019. All were welcome to march. After the parade there was an Independence Day ceremony. Norm Ruddy reads the Declaration of Independence. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier | Buy This Photo

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