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Framingham Folks in Natick 4th of July Parade (2011)

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Randy Harris at 10:03 pm on July 4, 2011
Nancy Kelly Dancers from Natick and Framingham pose for a picture before the parade.

Dancers from the Nancy Kelly Dance Studio pose for a picture before the 2011 Natick 4th of July parade.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Many residents of Framingham got up early this morning to take a short drive over the town line to Natick.

Some got up early just to make sure they had a good spot to watch Natick's Annual 4th of July Parade -- and others to get ready to be in it.

As a town, we should thank our neighbors to the east for putting together a first-class, traditional, all-American Independence Day parade -- and for being unselfish enough to include Framingham performers, musicians, politicians, classic car owners, fire engines as well as parade watchers.

Most of the images below are of people from Framingham, we have many, many more photos and videos of parade participants from Framingham, Natick and other surrounding towns that will be uploaded to Facebook, Youtube and other online sites over the next few days.

Nancy Kelly Dancers - Amy Davis (of Framingham), Liz Lewis & Nancy Kelly, (of Natick) and Caitlin Harris & Melanie Kalajian (of Framingham), dance their way down Rt. 135 in the 2011 Natick 4th of July Parade as Dennis "The Vaudevillian" Porter sings "God Bless America".

 

Below are photos and videos of Framingham folks as they paraded down Rt. 27, into Natick town square, and up Rt. 135.

Hanson's Farm getting the Haunted Hayride ready to use as a float in the parade.

Hanson's Farm getting the Haunted Hayride ready to use as a float in the parade.

Angel's Painting of Framingham lines up before parade.

Angel's Painting of Framingham lines up before parade.

Parade goers pack Downtown Natick sidewalks

Parade goers pack the sidewalks at intersection of South Main St. and Central St. in Downtown Natick.

Framingham residents Roz Harris, Sara, Jacob and Lou Fritz watch the parade from a Natick friend's front lawn.

Framingham residents Roz Harris, Sara, Jacob and Lou Fritz watch parade from a Natick friend's lawn.

 

Charlie Rousseau driving a vintage Albie's Oil truck in 2011 Natick 4th of July Parade

Charlie Rousseau driving the vintage Albie's Oil truck in 2011 Natick 4th of July Parade

A motorcade of fire trucks from MetroWest and beyond participated in the parade including engine companies from Natick, Framingham, Ashland, Sherborn,  Hopkinton, Weston, Milford, Waltham and Revere.

Below are a few photos of modern and vintage Framingham Fire Dept. equipment in the parade.

Framingham Fire Department in 2011 Natick 4th of July Parade

Members of the Framingham Fire Department in 2011 Natick 4th of July Parade

 

Framingham Fire, Engine 3

Framingham Fire, Engine 3

Framingham Fire, Engine 1

Framingham Fire, Engine 1

Vintage Framingham Fire Engine 8

Vintage Framingham Fire Engine 8

Vintage Framingham Fire Engine 8

Vintage Framingham Fire Engine 8

 

Below are State Rep. Karen Spilka, her husband Joel Loitherstein, Congressman Ed Markey, Middlesex County Sherrif Peter Koutoujian -- and a photo of Congressman Ed Markey with a special friend -- Boston t.v. personality, Rex Trailer!

Rep. Karen Spilka, her husband Joel Loitherstien & Congressman Ed Markey

Rep. Karen Spilka, her husband Joel Loitherstein before the parade with Congressman Ed Markey

State Rep. Karen Spilka

Rep. Karen Spilka, (D-Framingham), marches along with Congressman Ed Markey's supporters.

Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian

Members of the Middlesex County Sheriff's office and Sheriff Peter Koutoujian

Congressman Ed Markey & Rex Trailer

I guess you're never too old to want to have your picture taken with Rex Trailer!

 

Rex Trailer is always a hit at the parade!

 

Rex Trailer, Boston, MA television personality and star of "Boomtown" accompanied by The John Penny Band in the 2011 Natick, MA 4th of July Parade.

 

He's not from Framingham -- but Peter Panic has a message for you!

 

Peter Panic, unicycle riding juggler from Cambridge, MA.

 

Thank you Natick for hosting a great parade!

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