4th of July

The 4th of July was hot, hot, HOT here in New Hampshire!  But, undaunted, we attended the parade in our town.  We LOVE going to the parade!  It’s just what every small town parade ought to be like.  And this year is the 250th anniversary of the founding of our town, so the parade was bigger and better than ever!

The town hall was decked out with flags and buntings at every window.

All along the parade route, including in front of the general store (shown here), the red, white, and blue crowd gathered to watch the festivities.

The parade’s official start was signaled by the ringing of the Paul Revere bell in the belfry of the Community Church.

One of the highlights of the parade each year, at least for me, is to see the Molly Stark Cannon paraded through town.

Some of the other parade highlights included: a Dixieland band, floats by local residents, cars carrying the oldest citizen of town and it’s newest resident (just a few days old!), Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, horses, reenactors, bagpipers(!), old cars, tractors, and more!

Then we went to a barbecue, where Melissa’s sweet little face told the story…it’s HOT!


  1. Oh I wish I would have know they were celebrating! That would have been wonderful to attend! We used to live in Weare. We probably know some of the same people. :)

  2. We just attended the farmers' market in Weare a few weeks ago. That's a great town too!


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