The Thomaston 4th of July Committee is accepting photos showing families enjoying the Thomaston festivities. The winner will receive $100. Send submissions to parade@thomaston4thofjuly.com by July 12. These photos will be placed on thomaston4thofjuly.com.

The craft tent opens at 9 a.m. Chubbs, the Thomaston 4th of July parade grand marshal dog, will make his first appearance at the Family Pet Show, July 4 at 9:15 a.m., behind the business block in Thomaston.

Family pets are welcome at the 4th of July festivities. The pet show is open for all pets.The show is a great way to show off your family pet and support the theme this year, It’s a ‘Pet’- riotic 4th! Prizes will be awarded to all pets.

The parade begins at 11 a.m., with clown Marie Berry celebrating 20 years with the Thomaston parade this year.

At noon, the chicken barbecue dinner and the bouncy houses will be opening, with the Blind Albert Band starting at 12:30 for afternoon entertainment.The food vendors will also be opening at noon with something for everyone.

Central Maine Pyrotechnics will provide a fireworks performance at 9:15 p.m.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade or any businesses, organizations and vendors interested in sponsoring part of the festivities or setting up a booth at the festivities can email parade@thomaston4thofjuly.com.