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Info And Marching Orders For Today's Parade

May 25, 2014 by Special To The ...

The Cheshire Memorial Day Parade will be held today at 1:30 p.m. The rain date is June 1. The two-mile parade begins at Highland Elementary School and proceeds along Route 10 to Cheshire High School.
For the groups and participants marching in the parade, your unit’s assignments are as follows. For those participants, a shuttle bus service is being offered, running before the parade to take people from the front of the high school to the start of the parade near the Police Department/Highland School. The shuttle will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. One shuttle bus is handicapped accessible.
In case of inclement weather, please call the Parks and Recreation Department’s information hotline at (203) 250-2470 or check the Cheshire website at after 10 a.m.


Division 1
1.) Cheshire Police motorcycles
2.) Cheshire Police Color Guard
3.) Parade Marshals—John White and Ernie DiPietro
4.) Police Chief and senior officers
5.) Town Council and elected officials
6.) VFW and American Legion Color Guard
7.) Grand Marshal’s Car (Clergy) Frank Lombardo: Escort—Dick Miller
8.) Cheshire High School Band
9.) Army Air Force Round Table
10.) U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps
11.) WWII Vets vehicle/CHS Brave Club
12.) Cheshire Democrats
13.) Democratic Women’s Club
14) Cheshire Republicans
15.) Exchange Club
16.) Sphinx Cycle Unit
17.) Chamber of Commerce
18.) Windsor Fife and Drum Corps
19.) Police Explorers
20.) Masonic Temple Lodge #16
Division Commander/s—John White and Ernie DiPietro.
Division 1 will form on Route 10 in front of the Cheshire Police Department.

Division 2
1.) Yalesville Fife and Drum
2.) Cheshire Fire Dept. Marching Men
3.) Cheshire Fire Dept. Marching Ladies Auxiliary
4.) Cheshire Fire Trucks
5.) Campion Ambulance
Division Commander/s—Fire Chief Jack Casner.
Division 2 will form on Hinman Street.

Division 3
1.) Division Commander—Leslie Marinaro
2.) Dodd Middle School Band
3.) Cheshire Youth Baseball and Softball
4.) Cheshire Dance Center
5.) Cheshire Horse Council
6.) CT Volunteer Horse Patrol
7.) Rotary Club vehicle
8.) Abilities Without Boundaries—vehicle and walkers
9.) Olympic Tae Kwon-Do Academy—walkers
10.) Pyramid Shriners’ motor patrol
11.) Kiwanis Club—car
12.) Cheshire United Methodist Church—float
13.) Charlie Hurst antique car (will join from Hinman)
14.) First Congregational Church Strawberry Festival—tractor pulling trailer
15.) Earl Genest—1989 Ford Bronco
16.) Coleman Tractor—Sean
17.) St. Bridget’s School /Strollo’s—float
Division Commander/s—Leslie Marinaro.
Division 3 will form at Highland School next to the Cheshire Police Department off of Route 10.

Division 4
1.) Chester Fife and Drum Corps
2.) Girl Scouts/Brownies/Daisies
3.) Greg’s Disney Characters
4.) J.C. Karate—walkers and smart car
5.) Cheshire Historical Society—pickup truck
6.) Colonel John Chester Drum Corps
7.) Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts
8.) Cheshire Community Theater
9.) Whippersnappers—people walking
10.) Cats gymnastics
11.) Junior Teen CT Sarah Barrett—convertible
12.) Arisco Farms—four tractors
13.) Notch Store—golf cart and truck
14.) A.J. Waste with Rhythm Dance Academy
15.) Lions Club
16.) Knights of Columbus
17.) Camp Invention—scooters
18.) CHS and DMS Robotics Team
19.) Drazen Orchards
20.) Late entrants
Division Commander/s—June Reinhard
Division 4 will form at Highland School next to the Cheshire Police Department off of Route 10.

Division 5
Float Division
1.) Bennett Family Musicians
2.) Paws Pet Resort & Spa/Cheshire Dog Park
3.) Cheshire YMCA Camp/Adventures Guides—camp bus and float
4.) Late entrants
Division Commander/s—Ford Cole
Division 5 will form on Eastgate Drive, off of Route 10 just north of the Cheshire Police Department.

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