Heritage Day parade: Info for marchers, organizers, and parents

Above: Whether you’re dropping off a member of Trottier’s band or marching with the Scouts, there’s some details Southborough Rec would like you to pay attention to. (photos by Beth & Joao Melo)

Southborough Recreation has shared information on the Town’s big community parade on Monday. The annual Heritage Day parade represents about every segment of our society. (If you’re not marching in it, you’re sure to know people who are.)

You may think you’re familiar with the drill – but there’s a bit more detail being outlined this time.

20161007-heritage-day-parade-mapAs usual, the march begins at 10:00 am. And the drop off/line up for participants is 9-9:30 am at St. Anne’s Church. (You can drop off at the bottom of the driveway on Boston Road, or at the intersection of Upland Road and Walker Street – but don’t try to drive into the parking lot.)

Participants are encouraged to carpool if they can. Also requested:

    • Band members are asked to “Have your instrument put together and music in hand before being dropped off – leave your case in the car”
    • Groups with young children are asked to help parents coordinate drop off . “One parent can drive several kids and another adult passenger. Driver can drop the adult, along with all the children, and go to their designated area.”

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This year, there is also a map outlining where groups should convene at St. Anne’s. (Maybe group organizers have gotten one in the past. But it’s new to me!)

Parents are again asked not to pull kids out before they march to then end (on Route 85 at St. Mark’s Road). In other words, don’t grab them at the Route 30 intersection.

Happy marching! (And if you take any great pics of your group, be sure to email mysouthborough@gmail.com.)

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