The annual Milford Community Parade, held Wednesday, October 19, was a huge success with thousands gathered along downtown streets to watch hundreds of floats, marchers, marching bands and vehicles driving through downtown Milford.
“The Milford Parade Committee is elated over the success of last night’s parade,” Charles Gray, Parade Chairman, said. “The theme chosen “Splish Splash” proved to be a winner, too. Lots of bubbles, boats, bathtubs and rubber duckies, along with eight great sounding marching bands. The 1.7 mile long route was filled with children and children at heart from six months to 95. The cool weather lent us to a true autumn evening.”
Chairs lined the streets of Milford before noon as people began to stake their spot to watch the parade. Many come to see the parade every year, sitting or standing in the same location or watching from the porch of a family or friend’s home.
“We live in Felton and come to the parade every year to watch on a good friend’s porch,” Leigh Ann Embleton said. “We make chili or soup, wrap up in blankets while we laugh and just enjoy all the different bands and floats. It is always such a great time!”
Amanda Reynolds posted a photo of her family gathered to watch the parade.
“Missing a few, but my heart needed this family time,” Reynolds posted. “I love our parade tradition!”
Gray thanked the sponsors as well as their many volunteers who worked diligently to keep the parade moving.
“We are grateful to the citizens and the city agencies for assisting and participating,” Gray added. “We will begin planning the 2023 parade next month.”
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