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Antique cars are a mainstay of the Fourth of July parade.
Avery Kelley waves her American flag as she and her mother Becca Kelley watch the parade go by from their spot near Town Hall. (Photo by Thomas Kilian)
Abner Huchowski plays “Proud To Be an American” on his iPad as waits for the judges.
Charlie and Oscar Maxwell dash to a first-place finish in the 16 and older three-legged race.
Left: Caroline Hentz sings “Proud To Be an American." Right: Rachel Molnar sings the national anthem to kick off the festivities.
Members of the League of Women Voters carry signs protesting the Supreme Court’s recent repeal of Roe v. Wade. Walking, from left, Shannon Molloy, Debbie Considine, Stephanie Opalka, and Jackie Normand..
Michael Thompson, Kody Edwards, and Molly Edwards scramble to pick up candy thrown during the parade.
Jack Cogan, age 5, checks on his position during the sack race. (Photo by Thomas Kilian)
Members of the Bromfield boys soccer team open bags of candy for the candy scramble. From left: Theo Bradley, Vasilis Psathas, Murvin Yu, Colin Harte, Tal Raines, Jake O’Neil, and Sahaj Patel.
State Sen. Jamie Eldridge shakes hands along the parade route.
Tony Shaw waves from a convertible as he travels down Ayer Road.
From left: Caroline Curtis, Emogene Besse, Lily Marciniak, and Catherine Curtis ride on the youth softball float. (Photo by Thomas Kilian)
The Beckman family poses for a photo after the field games had ended. From left: Maddie, Mina, Steve, Sophie, and Hannah.
Eleanor Charles eyes the camera from her perch on the softball float. (Photo by Thomas Kilian).
The Rafters pose after finishing up their set at the Fourth of July celebration at Fruitlands. From left: Dave Fitzgibbons, Rob Damico, Greg Compagnone, Miki Fitzgibbons, and Brian Alfond.
Sean Cole and Logan Crochiere compete in the three-legged race. (Photo by Thomas Kilian)
Cael Piekos and Conor Burke ask if they can each have a first-place ribbon since they won as a team in the relay race for their age group.
Summer Maxwell, carrying a sign promoting women’s health care, pauses for a photo after marching in the parade with state Sen. Jamie Eldridge. (Photo by Thomas Kilian)
Headliner Ashley Jordan belts out a cover of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” to the appreciation of the audience that sang along at the Fourth of July celebration at Fruitlands.
Fireworks explode over a sea of spectators at Fruitlands.
Four officers from the Massachusetts State Police Mounted Unit ride down Ayer Road to the delight of parade-goers.
The under-5 age group rushes out to scoop up as much candy as possible during the candy scramble, part of the field events. (Photo by Thomas Kilian)
Hanna Callaghan and Ella Barton have a word with Michael Barton.
Sarah West displays excellent form as she breezes past Matt Cronin in her third-place finish in the relay race. (Photo by Thomas Kilian)
Bo Ference, Henry West, and Colin Hurley hop their way to the finish in the sack race.
Officer Dusty rides down Mass Ave. as the Grand Marshal of the parade with her partner Detective Daniele Fortunato.