January 26, 2020

Letter: Ivoryton Parade – Heartfelt Gratitude Extended to the Participants

To the Editor:

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”  ~Abraham Lincoln

On Thursday, July 4th, the village of Ivoryton hosted our nation’s birthday celebration for the three villages of the Town of Essex.  The 8th Annual Ivoryton Village Parade was only made possible by the volunteer efforts and participation of our citizens.  Our heartfelt gratitude is extended to the veterans who led the parade, our Grand Marshals Herb and Sherry Clark, the fire fighters, ambulance crews, police officers, elected officials, as well as each and every participant.  We also owe our thanks to our Town Historian, Chris Pagliuco, host of the ceremony following the parade, Samantha Barlow for a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem and the talented musicians of the New Horizons Band, led by Paddy Hurley.  We are fortunate to live in an exceptional community of which we should all be proud.  It is the individuals who are willing to volunteer their time and energy that make it such a wonderful place to call home.  Our thanks to all who made the 4th of July Parade a success!!

Sincerely,

Cotty Barlow and Loretta McCluskey,
Parade Coordinators

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