FARMINGTON — Blueberries, loons and fireworks are just a few ideas that might be seen in this year’s July 4th parade.

The Farmington Rotary Club’s fun theme for the annual parade is Summer in Maine, said Dyan Macomber, parade chairman.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, from the W.G. Mallett School parking lot and move to Perham Street, Main Street, across South Street and back to High Street, she said. Floats and participants may register for lineup starting at 8:15 a.m. Participants are being asked to register before parking so they can be placed in the right location for judging, she said.

Judging begins at 9:15 a.m. in eight categories, with ribbons awarded to the top three in each. Entrants will be judged on the theme, originality and effort. The categories include military, agriculture, individual, family, business, antique car or truck, antique tractor and groups.

Anyone is welcome to join the parade. For more information, call Macomber at 778-0302, ext. 4101, or e-mail [email protected]

Two downtown churches are again offering treats after the parade. Strawberry shortcakes will be sold on the lawn of the Pierce House by Old South Congregational Church members as a fundraiser.

Hot dogs will be given out on the lawn of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. The treat is offered at no charge, but donations will be accepted for the Franklin County Ecumenical Heating Fund. The fund was started by area churches to provide oil in emergencies to local homeowners. 

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