Birthday celebrant Michael Dalrymple stands with his siblings as a parade of family and friends drives by. From left are Chase Bachelder, Tate Dalrymple, Myles Dalrymple, Michael and “Li’l Miss Kelsey” Bachelder. Submitted photo

AVON — Michael Dalrymple, son of Joey and Nicole Bachelder, was honored recently at a birthday parade of family and friends. Michael stood smiling and waving, along with his siblings and his mom, at the end of his driveway as the vehicles, horns honking and occupants shouting birthday greetings, passed by.

Michael turned 12 on June 21 and will be in the seventh grade this fall. He enjoys school at the middle level because changing classes and teachers throughout the day makes the school day go by faster and classes more interesting. His best subject is English Language Arts and Ms. Levesque is his favorite teacher.

Michael is an avid reader, enjoying “whatever I can find to read.” One of his favorite books is “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. Other favorite activities include climbing trees, adventures and running through the woods.

The best thing about being 12, Michael said, is he’s a pre-teen. His birthday wish was to grow taller and he was looking forward to his birthday cake, which, by request, was “a big chocolate cupcake with double Reese’s pieces in the middle and peanut butter frosting.”

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