Rain ended at 7:15am on July 4, 2012, leaving a hazy sun over Main Street for the 2012 parade, which lasted 77 minutes.

Parade Grand Marshal WILI's Wayne Norman led the parade with WILI's Frogfest '05 fiberglass/ceramic frog "the Frogcaster."  The two were dressed like identical twins.  The parade featured many new entries, and the old standards like the Willimantic Brewing Company and the Traveling Fish Head Club of Northeast Connecticut.  
Read newspaper accounts of the 2012 WILI Boom Box Parade: 

And here's how Fox61 television covered the parade--click here.

WILI's Wayne Norman produced this music video of the parade--click here.

Norwich Bulletin photojournalist Aaron Flaum shot this video from the 2012 parade -- click here.

See more on the parade at our Facebook page -- "WILI Boom Box Parade" including that new music video about the 2012 parade.

"The Frogs of Windham" -- Twin frogs from different mothers.  Wayne is the frog on the right.

The Fish Head Club knows its an election year

Marc Spencer had a WILI sign from our old building at 948 Main Street and blasted the parade soundtrack through those huge speakers

Memorial Park

2012 Romantic Willimantic "Cupid" Bruce John

ECSU President Elsa Nunez

Windham Mayor Ernie Eldridge (a/k/a Captain Smith)

Windham School Superintendent Ana Ortiz and students from Windham schools

WILI Sales Manager Donna Evan with her boom box

Willimantic Food Co-op

Steven Sweeney of Mansfield as George Washington crossing the Delaware

Willimantic Brewing Company's float celebrated "Dia de la cerveza" (Day of the beer)

Willi Brew

Parade Grand Marshal Wayne Norman interviewed Windham Mayor Ernie Eldridge after the parade

U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal before the parade

Former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz

The Grand Marshal in the makeup room before the parade

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