Midcoast Lens: Thomaston 4th of July

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jul 04, 2018
Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest Wesley Winters, left, is ready for the big Thomaston parade; his father is this year’s director of the community holiday.

Thomaston — A hot, sunny Independence Day makes for a real down-home holiday in Thomaston.

Parade lineup makes the Elm Street Cemetery a happening place. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Iwo Jima veteran Leroy Peasley acknowledges a greeting during the Thomaston parade. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Thomaston’s Boy Scouts march in the parade. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Playin’ Possum serenades parade attendees. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Unicyclers circle the street. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Bay Winds is among the several bands of various sizes in the Thomaston 4th of July parade. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
The Pirate King gives a photographer a swashbuckling POV. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
The Maine Sea Goddess fulfills one of her final duties. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Downtown Thomaston is filled with celebrants. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
The Rayni Daze Handyman water soakers provide welcome relief from the heat. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
That’s all for the parade, but the festivities run all day and into the evening, capped by fireworks. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Mid Life Crisis plays for the pre-fireworks crowd. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
The midday heat suppressed attendance, but people packed the behind-the-business-block lot come evening. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
The Thomaston 4th of July Committee raises funds and fun with a variety of flashing and/or patriotic items. (Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jul 05, 2018 16:26

Wonderful small town parade to celebrate our humble beginnings!

 



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