wili-am Posted on 8:14 am


Photos courtesy of Eleanor Linkkila, Marie Brennan, Peter Polomski, Colin Rice, Donna Evan, Kathleen Narowski, Lynn Moebus, George Bailey, John Woike (Hartford Courant), and Pete Haddad
Lt. Governor Wyman, (L), Senator Blumenthal, and State Senate President Williams wondering whats the deal with the Grand Marshal???
The patriotic butterfly
Those are Boom Box shoes
WILI’s gigantic Boom Box
The banner made for the original 1986 parade by the late “Parade Mama” Kathy Clark made its annual appearance in 2013
That’s a Boom Box behind those flags
Farmer John Postemski with Smokey Bear
2013 Romantic Willimantic “Cupid” Karen Gilbransen
Another big crowd for the 2013 Boom Box Parade
St. Mary’s-St. Joseph’s School
The Willimantic Food Coop always has fun at the parade
Darius Alberti from the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover carried a HUGE Boom Box
Villari’s Martial Arts
Yes, that’s a Boom Box on the bale of hay
Windham High School
This year’s parade featured many international marchers, including the pro-immigration group “Embracing The Same Dream/Alcanzando el Mismo Sueno”
Patriotic Ron Manizza
The Traveling Fish Head Club of Northeast Connecticut
Light On The Hill
Willimantic Brewing Company/Main Street Cafe
Windham Mayor Ernie Eldridge
Romantic Willimantic’s second “Cupid” — Claire Meikle