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.
2011 Natick July 4th Parade Photos and Videos
Below are photos and videos of Framingham (and Natick) folks as they paraded down Rt. 27, into Natick town square, and up Rt. 135 --
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".
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.
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!
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!