Barrington Memorial Day Parade draws large crowd

Members of the Barrington Little League carry a banner along the Memorial Day Parade route on Monday morning. Members of the Barrington Little League carry a banner along the Memorial Day Parade route on Monday morning.

Members of the Barrington Little League carry a banner along the Memorial Day Parade route on Monday morning.

Members of the Barrington Little League carry a banner along the Memorial Day Parade route on Monday morning.

Beautiful sunny skies greeted a big crowd at the Barrington Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning.

Parade attendees began arriving along the parade route about 9 a.m., and the crowd had swelled to three-four- and even five-people deep along portions of Maple Avenue and County Road. There were even more people gathered on the law in front of the town hall.

By about 10:20, parade marchers — the procession included players and coaches with Barrington Little League, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, town officials, the police and fire departments, bands from the high school and middle school, and others — reached the corner of Maple Avenue and County Road. The loud crack of the muskets of the Pawtuxet Rangers could be heard as the parade drew closer to the town center.

Youngsters run to gather candy during the Memorial Day Parade.

Youngsters run to gather candy during the Memorial Day Parade.

Along the route, children scrambled to gather up handfuls of candy and pencils tossed by parade marchers. And by about 11 a.m., the procession had finished the route and a crowd had assembled at the Honor Roll to recognize the men and women for whom Memorial Day remembered. Boy Scouts also raised a flag and the veterans memorial at the southwestern corner of the Town Hall.

 

 

 

 

The Barrington High School band marches the final leg of the parade.

The Barrington High School band marches the final leg of the parade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pawtuxet Rangers pause before finishing their march in Barrington.

The Pawtuxet Rangers pause before finishing their march in Barrington.

The Barrington Middle School marching band carries a tune down County Road.

The Barrington Middle School marching band carries a tune down County Road.

Scouts carry their banner along the parade route.

Scouts carry their banner along the parade route.

The Holy Rosary Band greets parade attendees in Barrington on Monday morning.

The Holy Rosary Band greets parade attendees in Barrington on Monday morning.

 

 

 

 

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