July 4th flotilla in Norwood

Norwood celebrated the Fourth of July with a flotilla on Norwood Lake this year, rather than the usual parade downtown, due to the pandemic. Dozens of boats of all kinds, many with flags and red, white, and blue colors, made up the flotilla, including the Norwood Brass Firemen who performed for the occasion. For video of the event, click here. NCNow photo

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