This past weekend, Old Main Street in Middletown was overrun by vendors, shoppers, and people-watchers for the annual Middletown Family Fun Festival. Saturday brought the Middletown Parade and Summit Family Picnic right in the midst of it all.
The parade–which snakes from Eastern High School down Main Street to proceed past many enthusiastic onlookers— is made up of local politicians, dance groups, marching bands, businesses, mascots, the Haunted House float that precedes ours – much to the amusement of (most of) our Summit crew, and of course, the Middletown fire trucks.
The Summit Academy line-up this year was composed of two festooned trucks driven by Summit Teacher, Jo Strong, and Mr. Hobbs, one of our dedicated Summit Grandparents. The latter pulled the Summit Academy float, this year boasting brightly colored frippery, Mr. Elliott, and a throng of Summit students and their families.
In place of the predicted rain, we enjoyed sunny skies as we made our way through the parade route to the tune of cheers, fire truck sirens, and popping balloons.
Thank you to Middletown Equipment Rental for the loan of a trailer for our float and to all who participated and volunteered their time to make this year’s parade day a success!