Scenes from a Parade
Dogs are not an uncommon sight in Germantown. If you happen to see one wearing a fire hat, riding in a boat this past Monday morning on Main Street, chances are you stumbled across our Memorial Day parade. It’s an annual event that celebrates all the good aspects of living in this small town. People start claiming spots along Main Street an hour before the 10AM start, though frankly there was hardly a bad vantage point along the whole route. Skies might have been overcast, but the mood was buoyant as clusters of people chatted, drank coffee and waited for the action to start. Our parade is short and sweet, giving one the opportunity to see a snapshot of the community march past. From town officials, to the high school’s band,
to the scout troops, softball and little league teams,
interspersed with an occasional novelty participant. The most applause is usually and deservedly bestowed on the veterans, fire department and first responders. Before one realizes it, the parade is over, and the spectators disperse, briskly walking towards their cars, trying to avoid another novelty experience as they head home -the few minutes of the year when traffic is actually heavy in town.