Firefighters draped a large American flag over Norwood’s July 4th parade. Photos by Cheryl Shumway
NORWOOD – Dozens of floats, fire department vehicles, organizations and businesses all joined together Monday to celebrate both Independence Day and the Village of Norwood’s 150th anniversary.
Also joining in the parade were the famed Norwood Brass Firemen, classic and antique cars, a miniature train and candidates running for office in November.
A large American flag hung over Spring Street, held up by fire department ladder trucks as the parade passed underneath.
Floats featured Sparky the Fire Dog, farm animals and giant cake in recognition of the village’s sesquicentennial.
The parade was part of a two-day event that included fireworks, live music, a demolition derby and kids’ games.
Dahlia Simmons, Norwood, poses with a princess, and the Norwood Public Library’s Reading Railroad train chugging along behind them at Norwood’s July 4th parade. NCNow photo
Farm animals was the theme of Massena’s Breezy Maples float at Norwood’s July 4th parade. NCNow photo
The Norwood Brass Fireman plays their popular tunes in Norwood’s Independence Day parade. NCNow photo
The J.C. Merriman’s nautical float shows their docks, locks and pontoon legs. NCNow photo
Sparky the Fire Dog waves as he rides along in the Firehouse Pizzeria truck at Norwood’s July 4th parade. NCNow photo
The Norwood Café float celebrates Norwood’s 150-year anniversary with a cake behind their classic car. NCNow photo
Interim Surrogate’s Court Judge Michelle Holmes Ladouceur, running for election to the post in November, waves to the parade crowd. NCNow photo
Nicholas Pignone shakes hands with parade-goers at Norwood’s Independence Day parade. He is running for Surrogate’s Court Judge in November. NCNow photo
Jill Breit, appointed Norfolk Town Justice in April, waves in an antique car in Norwood’s Independence Day parade. She is running to retain the position in November. NCNow photo