Sunday, September 27, 2009

It Rained on Our Parade -- Amherst Celebrates 250 Years

Today, the town of Amherst celebrated its 250 years as a town with a parade. Although it rained during most of it, the groups that marched as well as the spectators enjoyed this very special birthday. Not only did the Chancellor of UMass Amherst march with his family but the Dean of the Isenberg School also did with his older daughter and many of our neighbors and friends.

The UMass Amherst Marching Band was resplendent in uniform as were the smaller marching bands, town groups, and a variety of floats, including a Zamboni, as well as animals (from horses to chickens and even a turkey in a cage complete with an umbrella).

I leave you with some photos of the parade above.