OTISFIELD — A colorful procession of marchers and motorized vehicles highlighted the Fourth of July parade along Route 121 on Tuesday morning.

Members of the Otisfield Trail Blazers ATV club, campers from Seeds of Peace International Camp and Camp Arcadia, and members of the Otisfield Fire Department were joined by drivers in a convoy of tricked out classic cars and residents and nonresidents for the annual celebration.

Robin Valois of Massachusetts brought her 18-month old son, Sam, to the parade for the first time. She and her husband, who are from the Boston area, said they have been coming to Maine to celebrate the nation’s birthday for years.

“Our next parade is in Norway at noon,” she said.

Sam enjoyed viewing the parade from the miniature Ford pickup truck of his friend Eric Charbonneau, 4.

Eric’s father watched the parade from his ATV and smiled at his son’s concentration.

Many families brought along their furry friends, dressed in patriotic garb. There were also American flags displayed and candy thrown to spectators, who squealed as they ran to snatch it up.

“Parades are the best,” Valois said.

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Enjoying the Otisfield Fourth of July parade Tuesday morning are, from left, Edna Charbonneau, Eric Charbonneau, Eric Charbonneau, 4, under the hood, and Sam Valois, 18 months. Nancy Charbonneau looks on.

Campers from the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield march in the Independence Day parade in Otisfield on Tuesday.

Campers from Camp Arcadia in Otisfield march in the Fourth of July parade on Route 121 in Otisfield on Tuesday morning.

A convoy of classic cars are driven along Route 121 for the Fourth of July parade in Otisfield on Tuesday morning.


Adults and children scramble to get candy thrown by participants in Otisfield’s Fourth of July parade along Route 121 on Tuesday morning.

Myles Marquis, 4 months, attends his first parade — the Fourth of July celebration in Otisfield on Tuesday.

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