Participants cool off audience at Fourth of July boat parade

By Calla Vassilopoulos - Staff Writer
Suffield - posted Wed., Jul. 10, 2013
A parade member positions himself to throw water balloons at residents as the boat passes the pier. Photos by Calla Vassilopoulos.
A parade member positions himself to throw water balloons at residents as the boat passes the pier. Photos by Calla Vassilopoulos.

Residents from Suffield and Southwick, Mass., gathered around Congamond Lake's Middle Pond on July 6 to celebrate the Fourth of July with a "Red, White, and Blue"-themed boat parade. Before boaters lined up along Babb's Beach, Suffield personality Traci Mnich sang the national anthem.

A pontoon boat with an American flag hanging in the stern began the parade. The other boats followed, some enjoying the ride while waving to on-lookers, while others chose to entertain with water balloons, squirt guns and trumpet-playing.

Those who watched from Southwick, Mass., were able to get cooled off by the water fun from participants driving past the pier near Louie B's.


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