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Town Prepares for July 4th Celebration

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CABOT – The annual July 4th Celebration and parade begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, and features the parade stepping off at 11 a.m.

The parade runs down Main Street through the village. Parade viewers may sit anywhere along the parade route that is not restricted but are encouraged to bring a chair. The parade, organized by the Cabot Fire Department, will include giant puppets, horses, tractors, fire trucks and emergency rigs, musical performers, and more. Parade line up starts at 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the temporary Cabot Volunteer Fire Department, 137 South Walden Road and will progress to the Cabot Creamery.

Community judges will score parade entries to award four $50 cash prizes to the entries chosen in the categories: cheesiest, most historic, most patriotic and judge’s choice. All participants must register and pre-registration is appreciated. The parade participation form is available at cabotchronicle.org or on site on July 4.

In addition to the parade Cabot is hosting the annual rummage sale beginning at 8 a.m., in the Cabot School Gym; Friends of the Cabot Library book sale, food vendors and village businesses will be open at 9 a.m.; Cabot Historical Society open at 10 a.m.

Following the parade until 2 p.m. on the Cabot Common, parade spectators can stay in town for family activities and inflatables, food vendors and live music with Barry Hayes.

Parking lots are available on Elm Street and Whittier Hill Road and on some village roads.

The event is made possible by the Cabot 4th of July Committee composed of volunteers and business owners with support from the Cabot Community Association, the Town of Cabot and funded through donations and sponsorships.

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