Poultney prepares for major July 4th parade

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Contributed photo. Plans have kicked into high gear for the annual Fourth of July parade in Poultney.

The celebration is on for July 4th in Poultney! There are all sorts of activities going on, including the big fireworks display, which will be held this year on Friday night, July 5. 

The big town parade will be held Thursday, July 4, starting in East Poultney, VT, with events to follow on the Bhakta campus. Keep checking poultneyrecreation.com for updated information.  This year’s theme is “Heroes Among Us.”

It’s your chance to celebrate Independence Day and life in Poultney, and you might even win a prize. Organizations, businesses, informal groups, families and even individuals can register.  Registration is available at poultneyrecreation.com and the Poultney Town Office. 

There are so many heroes in the community, people who go above and beyond to serve, protect, educate, entertain, care for and inspire. Who are the heroes who have impacted you? Put together a float to celebrate your heroes. If you want to participate but you’re not sure what kind of float or entry to create, email [email protected] and they’ll connect you with a float builder extraordinaire.    

Judging of entries will take place in East Poultney as the parade lines up.  The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce provides the judges for the five categories, and winners will carry signs sponsored by Mars Insurance Agency. 

Categories include: Best Depiction of the Organization, Most Photographic, Most Patriotic, Best Depiction of the Theme, and Business That Best Depicts the Theme.  The Chamber will award cash prizes of $100.00 to each winner. Forms are available at the Poultney Town Office, Poultney Public Library, and online at poultneyrecreation.com. Organizations, businesses, families and individuals are encouraged to join in.

The parade committee has been working hard to make the day a success and wants everyone to join in the fun. So, put your thinking cap on, scour the internet for ideas, or email the committee. Poultney’s big Fourth of July parade will be on Thursday, July 4th.