July 5, 2012
The Exchange Club of Madison would like thank all for participating in 33nd Madison Fourth of July Parade. It was a great event with a total of 95 groups and vehicles participating including 15 marching and musical groups. Also a special thanks to all the to Daniel Hand High Athletic Department for getting out a very impressive turnout of many of the winning teams this year as our Grand Marshal Group Madison youth groups including; Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Little League, Youth Football and Cheerleaders. I do believe we had the largest participation by our young folks in many years it was great to see. The collection of antique and classic cars was great with the highlights being the fully restored 1950 Newcastle Double Decker bus entered by Chris Greaves and the more than 8 Antique Police Cars was a great hit as well as over 25 Corvettes from the Corvette Club of CT.
We are proud to announce the winners for each major category.
Jane Lewis -1930 Model Cabriolet
Chris Greave -1950 Newcastle Double Decker Bus
Liz Lawlor- 1952 Ford 4 Door Sedan
Float- Service Group
Madison Community Services
Atrful Living Group with the Seussical Musical Theme
Stony Creek Fife and Drum
The DHHS Athletic Department did a great job as our Grand Marshal Group this year. The turnout and banners from the teams were great. The Madison Exchange would also like to thank Craig Semple , Director of Athletic Programs and Coach Steve Filippone, DHHS Football Coach for helping with the DHHS participation as our grand marshal group. We had many great comments from the fans regarding the DHHS kids participated in the parade, hopefully we can see other groups from DHHS participate next year and maybe even he great DHHS Marching Band.
A special thanks to Lt. Bob Stimpson and Madison Police Department for making the event possible and safe for all.
Submitted by Mike Catalano, Parade Chairman
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