VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Ashland’s First-Ever Hometown Parade

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ASHLAND – Saturday was the first-ever Ashland Hometown Parade.

The parade began off Pleasant Street near the MBTA parking lot. It ventured down a sparse crowd on Pleasant Street, down Tilton & Cherry Street, and eventually to Stone Park, where there was a bigger crowd.

There were more than 30 participants in the parade.

The mission of the parade, according to organizers, was to “unite Ashland citizens in a spirit of creative fun and hometown pride.”

The parade began with police motorcycles, and Ashland Fire Trucks, with their sirens blazing.

There were Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Ashland MOMS.

Mr. Ashland Gabe Mujerian rode in a yellow convertible.

Ashland Residents For Equity & Action (AREA) marched, as did Ashland Indians.

Select Board member Steve Mitchell drove a red convertible in the parade, with passenger Select Board member Joseph J Magnani, Jr. in the passenger seat. Directly behind them, was Ashland Town Manager driving a red Jeep, with Select Board member Robert K. Scherer in the passenger seat with Select Board chair Brandi Kinsman and Select Board member Yolanda Greaves in back.

The Junkyard Jammers performed along the route.

The only entry from Ashland High was a group of students promoting the Pumpkin Fair later this month.

Other organizations including the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority, the Senior Center, The Ashland Lions, The Ashland Farmers Market, and more.

Petroni Media Company photos for SOURCE.

For more than 125 photos from the parade click here.


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