FARMINGTON – Participants in the annual July 4 parade are reminded to start planning for their entries in the annual Farmington Rotary Club event that will award cash prizes for the best floats.

This year’s theme is “A Hundred Years of Community,” to honor the 100th anniversary of the founding of Rotary International.

Also being honored is another 100-year landmark, the founding of the Pierce House, formerly the Farmington Home for the Aged, on Main Street. Pierce House residents will ride in the parade in antique cars, and free strawberry shortcake will be served after the parade accompanied by a performance on the lawn by the U.S. Army Band.

Cash prizes will be awarded to top winners in the categories of agriculture, antique auto, individual family, business and group. Members of the military will also be honored and anyone in the armed services and their families are welcome to join the parade.

Lineup and judging will begin at 9 a.m. behind the Mallett School on Middle Street, with the parade kicking off at 10.

For more information, call parade organizer Carolyn Eaton at 778-2584 or Scott Pratt at 778-5647.

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